Monthly Archives: April 2015

Who Came to Gettysburg?!

They’re coming! Oh, no they’re not…They’re coming! No, they ain’t. “Mama, there’s Rebels in town!” Here we go again…impossible. Wait, gunshots? On June 26, 1863 – after years of rumors and false alarms – the Confederates came to Gettysburg. And … Continue reading

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Confederate Gray, Firelight, & Home

Last week we read about a Union soldier looking at his “long road” beyond Appomattox. Today, we’ll take the Southern point of view. The war was over, but the Confederates had lost. For many of these Southern men, their road … Continue reading

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Crying “Wolf” or “Rebel” – Not a Good Idea

Did you every read the children’s story about Peter and The Wolf? The shepherd boy calls “wolf” too many times when no danger is in sight and when the wolf finally does arrive the men in the village don’t believe … Continue reading

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Union Blue, Stars, & Home

The Civil War was over after the surrender at Appomattox Court House. (Well, almost – there were still a few Southern armies which had to surrender, but that was only a matter of time.) The Army of Northern Virginia had … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Civilian Voices

Back to Gettysburg on Tuesday and today I’m going to be quiet and let the civilians tell their own story through their writing. (I will add clarification if necessary and I’d encourage you to read the military history overview of … Continue reading

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A Couple Photos…

I had a lovely weekend at Prado Park Civil War Re-enactment with my Civil War living history group “McGuire Home, Winchester, Virginia.” Unfortunately, though, I didn’t take a lot of photos, mostly because I didn’t want to be caught with … Continue reading

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