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Civil War Transcendence: Part 49

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME   Ole Beau and I got further acquainted with each other as the day went along. We stopped by a stream after about what seemed like 3 hours. I took Beau down to … Continue reading

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Sacred Ground 31

We paid our respects to General Jackson by me putting a small Confederate flag under the window of the room where had died. We got in the car again and drove west. The road came right to the Interstate and … Continue reading

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Sacred Ground 30

I would be indigent if I didn’t recount the story of Sgt. Richard Rowland Kirkland. I have read about him many times. One article referred to him as the Angel of Marye’s Heights. Sgt. Kirkland was in the 2nd South … 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 1

SACRED GROUND: Part 1   Ken Burns is the reason for me finding my Sacred Ground.  I had been watching Ken’s documentary “The Civil War” on PBS in 1990 and for some reason I got fixated on Antietam/Sharpsburg.  It just … Continue reading

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Champagnolle Guards

Champagnolle Guards We’re the Champagnolle Guards from lower Rankansack. We’re a part of the Texas Brigade and always on the attack. We fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and Chickamauga. The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Petersburg are also witness to our saga. … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 15

CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 15 I suspect Marse Robert had been eyeballing what all the Yanks were up to during the last month. It appears they’s gonna cross at Fredericksburg and proceed toward Richmond. Well we’re gonna stop’em. But Lordy … Continue reading

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THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: Pt 5

THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: THROUGH ARKANSAS EYES After the debacle of Jackson’s winter campaign, the 3rd was sent to Fredericksburg, VA and assigned to T. H. Holmes Division. The First Arkansas, which had enlisted for a 12 month tour … Continue reading

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