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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 20

There was a small limestone outcropping with a few trees near it. This was where a picture had made in 1862 of a group of Union Soldiers performing a burial detail for dead Confederate soldiers. I approached the area; pulled … 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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SACRED GROUND-Part 13

Besides the East Woods, Bloody Lane had the most impact for me.  Over the years the public was allowed to drive down this lane and during the early 1940’s there was a soda stand at one point of the lane.  … Continue reading

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SACRED GROUND:Part 8

SACRED GROUND:Part 8 Tuckered out is how you could have described us after our final tour of Gettysburg. We found another nice place to eat in Waynesboro and retired for the night. Facts, figures, Civil War Generals and individual stories … 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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THE LUMINARIES

THE LUMINARIES Luminaries light the dark for each one captured, wounded or killed. The significance of it all even the warmest heart would chill. As I view the Sacred Ground and think about it all The carnage and the blood … Continue reading

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BOOK RELEASE!

Contact: Vernon Dutton FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Email: info@vdutton.com NEW BOOK REVEALS THE LAST WORD ON CIVIL WAR? Author Channels Spirits to Get Personal Account Most 21st Century Civil War authors base their books on research and seminal works by other … Continue reading

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