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Civil War Transcendence, part 18

I was dressed in a T-shirt, jeans, and running shoes, and – I might add – I was still cold. In the 19th century, the normal attire consisted of brogans or boots for footwear, a pair of trousers with bracers … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 17

The dirt road I was walking on was rutted and crude. It was so different than the paved road that I drove on year after year from Sharpsburg to the Battlefield. As I walked along, I passed the Dunker Church … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 16

I just stayed in a kneeling position for a few minutes and tried to think about my situation. I said earlier that I didn’t get into this predicament due to a time machine. However, that circle with the rotating ring … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 15

I made it to the top of the hill without stumbling over the ruts in the road and saw the farm trail off to my right.  The moon suddenly came out, and I could see a little better. I began … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence , part 5

§    A Novel of Time Travel I always get a kick out of exiting on Hwy 9 and then taking Hwy 480 into Shepherdstown. The terrain is so beautiful; it just shines in my eyes.  I feel vibrant and … 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 3

I got a cell phone call from Josh informing me we were to rendezvous at a really good restaurant in Lexington, Virginia. Josh had worked one summer in Lexington at the Stonewall Jackson house. He is now the Park Historian … 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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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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