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Following Appomattox- Part 9

When we got back to camp, some of us were ready to start for home. We had a long trek ahead of us. We would have to go down through Virginia to the east end of Tennessee climb through the … 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 7

We got word that night there was going to be a formal surrender tomorrow in the village of Appomattox. We were going to stack arms, furl our flags and leave them there in Appomattox. It was hard for some of … 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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Following Appomattox-Part 5

Five of us were selected for a canteen detail, Jones Amason, Oliver Jester, Kasper Schmit (Smitty), Henry King and me. We gathered all the canteens and started to walk toward the creek.  About 50 yards from the creek a squad … Continue reading

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Following Appomattox-Part4

The Billy Yanks that brought us the food were from Illinois and Pennsylvania.  We talked about each other’s families, farms, towns and states.  We didn’t mention the war or anything to do with fighting.  We just talked about what we … Continue reading

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Following Appomattox-Part2

The Yanks began firing and we were getting ready for the whirlwind, when their fire slackened and stopped. Toward the end of the day some of our teamsters returned from the front said General Lee had surrendered. We couldn’t believe … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 12, Well, I brought all my gear up tonight

LONGHUNTER 12 Well, I brought all my gear up tonight from our basement room and got it ready for New Orleans.  My wife won’t let me keep any of my reenactment equipment in the house. Really there is no room … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 11, It is supposed to rain

LONGHUNTER 11 It is supposed to rain on our way to New Orleans on Thursday with some severe thunderstorms. I just love setting up tents in the rain. However, we are not completely nuts. If it is raining too hard … Continue reading

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Antietam: North Woods video

Check out Vernon describing what happened at the ‘North Woods’ area of Antietam. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49TyGsuIMLk&feature=plcp

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