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Sacred Ground 29

We continued on the road heading west when I saw a small sign on the road captioned “Guinea Station”. I suddenly put on the brakes. Thank heavens there were no cars behind me! I turned right into the parking lot … Continue reading

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Sacred Ground: Part 28

Nancy and I drove the National Park roads over the areas where the fighting had occurred in this part of the battlefield and ended up back at the Piper House B&B. We went out for our last meal in the … Continue reading

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SACRED GROUND: Part 26

The Union forces got their advance started about 3:30PM. If you were standing behind the Union troops in the very center of their line looking west toward the Confederate battle line, you would be in the bottom of a “V”. … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary Gettysburg this weekend!! June 27-30

Come join Vernon, June 27-30 2013,  for the 150th commemoration of an historic battle that changed the course of the American Civil War. For more information or to register for this event go to: http://www.bluegraygettysburg.com/‎ 

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SACRED GROUND: Part 25

We parked our rental car and walked over to the edge of a small but steep bluff. It was almost straight down to a one lane stone bridge over the Antietam Creek. The creek is about 35 yards wide in … Continue reading

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Sacred Ground-Part 24

The terrain began a sharp downhill plunge to a road and then up the other side to a very high hill.  There was a bridge on our road that went over this lower road. Once over the bridge we followed … Continue reading

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Sacred Ground- Part 23

I guess we were getting use to the bed because our backs didn’t ache as much as yesterday morning. It was Wednesday, May 25th. Again we hit the kitchen to brew the coffee and see what had been left for … Continue reading

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Sacred Ground-Part 21

After resting we left the Visitor’s Center and walked to the Maryland Monument. It is a small domed structure fashioned like a gazebo that listed all the infantry, artillery and cavalry units that fought for both the North and the … Continue reading

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Sacred Ground-Part 19

The East Woods was where Union Major General Joseph Mansfield was mortally wounded in the middle of the morning, when his 12th Union Corps joined the battle. He was about 60 years old and had never commanded troops in a … Continue reading

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Sacred Ground-Part 18

From this vantage point you could see all the way to “The Cornfield” and, if there hadn’t been a modern farm located south of “The Cornfield”, you could have seen the Dunker Church.  Also, if you looked to the west … Continue reading

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