Tag Archives: Potomac River

Civil War Transcendence, part 105

“The marshal’s name is Owen Gill,” said Captain Mosby. “He is kin to Jones Gill, or should I say, he was kin to Jones Gill, who you eliminated so well. “I believe the marshal is a Unionist, and the reason … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence: part 36

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME I took my time on the walk to town. The day was warming up, and the trees were just starting to turn colorful for the fall. The bees were a-buzzing. The birds were … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 28

I managed two of the three things you’re supposed to do in a martial arts fall. I spread my arms out in a 45 degree angle and slapped down to break my fall.  I rolled my head toward my chest … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 27

The man standing in my way was the lockkeeper. “Whar ju think yar goin?” he rasped. His grin revealed two missing front teeth on his upper row and three on his lower row. He was stout and must have weighed … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 24

I was standing to the man’s left side. He looked at me and said, “Who are you?” “The devil incarnate!” I yelled. Then I slugged him with a right cross that, in his inebriated state, laid him out cold.  A … Continue reading

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THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: Pt 15

THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN: THROUGH ARKANSAS EYES How would you like to have marched from Richmond, VA to Frederick, MD to Harper’s Ferry to Loudoun Heights in Virginia, crossed the Potomac River twice, banged on a concrete aqueduct to no avail, … Continue reading

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THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: Pt 13

THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN: THROUGH ARKANSAS EYES Years ago, back in the late 1990’s, I tried to get up on Loudoun Heights. I tried going up the west side of the ridge and the east side of the ridge. I tried … Continue reading

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THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: Pt 11

THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: THROUGH ARKANSAS EYES The aqueduct was a seven arched concrete and stone edifice that is really a concrete canal the width of a canal boat or barge that was built over the confluence of the … Continue reading

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