Tag Archives: Civil War

Ezra Pound Slept Here

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The new headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is being built on a 176 acre campus on the top of a hill, with sweeping views of downtown Washington DC.  I took of tour of the construction site on Saturday. … Continue reading

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The Lost Orders

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Private Barton W. Mitchell and Sergeant John M. Bloss of the 27th Indiana volunteer regiment were resting near camp outside of Federicksburg, Maryland in September 1862 when they saw some cigars, rolled together in a paper cover, lying on the … Continue reading

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The Sublime

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When we told him that we were going to Natural Bridge one morning, our innkeeper warned us, “Don’t be put off by the tacky gift shop, where you buy your ticket.  I’ve had guests who have just turned around and … Continue reading

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Stone Walls at First Manassas

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When Congressmen and local residents heard, in 1861, that there was going to be a battle between the Union and the Confederates at Manassas (I guess covert operations on both sides weren’t what they could have been), they gathered up their … Continue reading

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