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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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Civil War Transcendence, Part 62

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME I had spent a lot of time in the newspaper office, and it was twilight when I began walking to the hotel. As I ambled down the wooden sidewalk, I came to an … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, Part 60

 A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME So what happened out in the west in this parallel universe? In August, 1861, the Confederates won the Battle of Wilson’s Creek near Springfield, MO. In November, 1861, General Grant captured Belmont, MO. … Continue reading

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Reenactment news

Weather for the 150th Battle of Prairie D’Ane Reenactment was picture perfect for reenactors and spectators last weekend.  I had a great time participating in the event. The original battle was fought under threatening skies and severe weather. Read full coverage … Continue reading

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Camden Expedition: April 1, 1864

The 150th Camden Expedition ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – April 1, 1864 Steele can’t wait any longer on Thayer’s Division and begins to leave Arkadelphia headed southwest on the Old Military Road. He advances his two brigades of cavalry with his Division … Continue reading

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Reminder: Book Signing in Conway, AR

Vernon will be signing copies of his book, Civil War Reflections:  Honoring the Battles, Soldiers and Spirits this Saturday from 1p to 4p at the Hastings in Conway – 1360 Hwy 64W.  Drop by and say howdy.

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Book Signing

Join Vernon at Hastings Book Store in Conway – 1360 Hwy 64W – on Saturday, October 19 from 1:00 to 4:00pm CDT.  Vernon will be on hand to sign your copy of Civil War Reflections:  Honoring the Battles, Soldiers and … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 2

I was really getting about as nervous as a long-tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs. When I happened to walk outside for the umpteenth time around 8:30, the caravan pulled into my driveway. Boy!  Was I glad … Continue reading

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