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Civil War Transcendence, episode 3

A NOVEL OF TIME TRAVEL, Episode 3 The big question is: “How did I get here from the 21st century?” After I recount that event – which takes a few twists and turns – we can proceed further. I had … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 35

Indeed, how do you describe such a sojourn as the 150th Gettysburg? I can say it was the most-whirlwind reenactment that I have ever attended. Up until last year, I had always leisurely driven or flown to the 135th, 140th … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 34

We had all changes clothes…which took away some of the smell we had accumulated over the last four days, but I can imagine what the waitress at the Texas Roadhouse must have thought about us: “Where have these weirdoes with … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 33

Trying to get out of a parking lot after a reenactment is the same as trying to get out of a parking lot after a big football game. The main traffic lane is full, and the ancillary lanes on both … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 32

After a few more minutes, I saw some of my Pards who were members of our convoy group of eight. As per our previous plan for assembly and departure from the Reenactment, we all started retiring from the battlefield as … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 31

Just as I thought we were going to be flanked and all shot down with enfiladed fire, the battalion in front of us wheeled to meet the Yankee unit. We were free to advance to the stone wall against the … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 27

We marched down from the battle to our camp site, doused the fire pits with water, and covered them up with the dirt we had originally removed. Then we marched about a mile to the tree line we were in … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 26

On the return trip, we all felt as light as a feather knowing that we didn’t have to tote our packs around all day. As soon as we got back to camp, we got all our accoutrements on that we … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 25

150TH GETTYSBURG SOJOURN 25 Thurs., Sept. 12, 2013 Apparently the rain shower had caught everyone by surprise. Our company had laid out their bedding for the night and was eating their supper when the rain shower hit. Blankets, equipment, uniforms … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 24

All three of us wanted to have a gander at the dance participants. So we walked to the Dance Tent to see how the event was shaping up. Well, the first observance we noted was the tent was way too … Continue reading

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