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September 15, 1862

On this day in the Civil War, Confederate troops under General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson attack Harper’s Ferry, Virginia. The Confederates capture the town and nearly 12,000 Federal soldiers.

Harper’s Ferry

The Civil War

Manassas National Battlefield Park

(Visited 30 August 2016) Located in Northern Virginia, Manassas was the site of two significant battles in the Civil War. The First Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas) was the first major battle of the Civil War, 21 July 1861. 171 more words

Forts & Battlefields

Who do I think I am?

On the 12th October 2004 the BBC first aired the programme “Who Do You Think You Are?” Each week a celebrity would be shadowed traveling the globe in search of answers to holes in their family tree. 746 more words

Praying Without Ceasing

I Thessalonians 5:17 reminds us that we are to “pray without ceasing”.  But how is this to be accomplished as we go along in our daily lives? 245 more words

Christian Life

A Mother's Legacy

My mother was schooled in recitation;
Cherished the melody of words.
Relished  the drama
Of story creation,
The lilt of the poems she heard.

 She loved the lustre of legend… 590 more words


1861: "Get Through The Day With The Least Tedium Possible"

August 11, 1861

I crawl out about sunrise from between my two blankets, put on my shoes, walk out of my tent, hunt a basin, & wash my face, comb my hair & my toilette for the day is complete. 676 more words

American Civil War

August 29, 1862

On this day in the Civil War, Confederate forces defeat the Federal army at the Second Battle of Bull Run (known as Second Manassas in the South). 15 more words

The Civil War