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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 28

The buildup of troops for Pickett’s Charge had begun. There must have been at least 1500 troops rapidly occupying the woods in our general area alone. To our south, even more were being mustered. About 1:00pm, a person portraying Gen. … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 22

We raise the Rebel Yell again and begin moving forward. Somebody behind me shoots their musket, and I can feel the vibration and pressure go by my head. I decide to take a hit and I fall down. I don’t … Continue reading

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A Field Promotion!

Wait ’til Captain Keenan hears about this!  Y’all can call me Colonel now. I was honored to speak to the Robert G. Shaver SCV Camp in Jonesboro this week.  There were 16 members present, and we had a lot of … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 15

We got to sit around awhile, and I talked with Dan from Massachusetts for a long time. He was just an easy person to talk to. He shared some more about his life and what he planned to do over … Continue reading

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Sacred Ground 32

On Saturday, May 28th, we slept late, had a leisurely breakfast, and drove 15 miles to the Wilderness battlefield. This is a very different area than it was in 1863. There aren’t as many trees still standing. In 1863 the … Continue reading

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Why Reenactors Do What We Do

The 150th anniversary of the Red River Campaign in Arkansas is April 2014.  Who wants to march with me?  Contact me for more information!

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SACRED GROUND: Part 4

SACRED GROUND: Part 4 On Sunday the 22nd of May we woke about 7:00 AM, ate at the motel restaurant and hit the road for a full day of going through the Gettysburg Battlefield. Since we had gone to all the … 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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Following Appomattox- Part 8

We got up the next morning and had a roll call. All 18 of us were there. No one had slipped away and headed home. It had been raining during the night and it was chilly. We all got our … Continue reading

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Following Appomattox-Part 6

Lordy, it was just wonderful being able to lay down and sleep 4 or 5 hours without having to worry about fighting a rear guard action when you got up. We rested the rest of the morning and ate the … Continue reading

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