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Civil War Transcendence, part 296

I looked down the mountain and saw the Yank flankers that had been following Al’s contingent entering Brownsville from the west. They would be coming up the mountain to get us in no time. “Capt’n Edwards,” I wheezed, “bring your … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 250

  In the presence of Major Mosby I began, “Captain Greenley, Sergeant Madigan and I are gonna ride into the Yankee Camp, which is situated at Mount Briar.” I pointed out the landmark in the distance and continued, “Once we … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, part 203

“What do you mean, I am?” the befuddled Captain demanded. “You are going to get him released into your custody and we are going to ride away,” I asserted. The Captain looked at me with a withering smile and declared, … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 140

After getting the reply from Confederate Cavalry headquarters, we all thanked Mr. Throckmorton for his generous supply of the punch, lanterns and all the other paraphernalia that made the dance such a success. He accepted graciously and said that this … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 77

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME It took about two hours of kicking and cajoling Beau to travel at his famous spine-crushing trot to where River Road met the main road out of Harper’s Ferry. We then turned west … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, Part 67

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME I reined in Sampson abruptly, dismounted, and put my hand over his nose. I had seen this done a hundred times in the cowboy movies. I hoped it would keep him from answering … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, Part 66

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME Sampson was a very appropriate name for this steed. When I kicked him, he took off like a rocket, and I was almost thrown out of the saddle. I was barely able to … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, Part 65

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME I tried to think of ways to contact the Confederate Garrison at Harpers Ferry. The fastest way would be by telegraph, but there were no cities on this road that had a telegraph. … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, Part 64

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME I woke with the singing of the birds outside my hotel room window. The sun was just coming up. So, I got up, poured water from a pitcher into a basin, and washed … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, Part 63

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME According to the hotel clerk, Jones Gill was the meanest S.O.B. in the region. Apparently, he and his brother Seborne were hatched by some demon from hell, southwest of Harpers’ Ferry, back in … Continue reading

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