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The Last to Fall

When Brigadier General Robert Charles Tyler fell near the palisade entrance to the fort bearing his name, he would go down in history as the last Confederate General to die in combat during the American Civil War. 770 more words


A Rare and Perfect Day of Honor and Reflection

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All It’s Cracked Up to Be.” Tell us about a time when everything actually turned out exactly as you’d hoped.

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The fast talking Yankee heads South

I’ve taken my general awkwardness and weirdness on the road and am currently writing from the wilds of the Gulf Coast, where I’m blinding the populous with my Pennsylvania paleness. 897 more words

Civil War

Blue vs Grey: Christian and Peter Meid at the Battle of Chickamauga

Until recently, two men with the same name were derailing my research. The name Peter Meid (Mead) was a problem. I was unable to discern which immigration record went with the correct Peter Meid. 692 more words



The whispering trickle of the creek

became the heartbeat of my soul

the moment I came upon it

feeling its centuries of life

This place I know from long ago… 109 more words


Sweet Bye and Bye

Nostalgia deep, for this moment of love

the sound of chirping, songs from above

weeping willow trees dipped slightly in the creek

and magnolia blossoms, flow with the breeze… 196 more words


Another Cold Morning at Crawfish Spring

Last week I went on a broad-sweeping photography adventure through multiple places.  I wasn’t intending to make this first stop at Crawfish Creek, but as I passed through the downtown Chickamauga area I was taken aback by the sunrise through the morning mist and quickly added an impromptu stop for the day.   72 more words