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Archive for June, 2008


Different names for the same battle–which took place in Maryland.

Today was an easier day, in terms of hiking and heat, but it sure seemed long. Cousin Doris and I leave the hotel with the tour group at 7:30 am, and tonight was typical: we didn’t get back until around 9:30. Although our bus is very comfortable, I’ve about had it with that form of travel for a while. Sure beats riding in a Civil War supply wagon, though–never mind an ambulance.

I am always struck by the pastoral beauty of these places where such terrible things happened. What is

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June 11 and Gettysburg

A year ago today, I lost my beloved father, so he was on my mind all day today, as I explored Gettysburg with the tour group. The weather was slightly cooler than yesterday’s, so that was good.

Although all the other battlefields on this trip are new to me, I’ve been to Gettysburg before, years and years ago. I’m so glad I came back and refreshed my memory. As you will know if you have been to the battlefield of all battlefields, Gettysburg is an ironically peaceful place. It is hard to imagine the pain and bloodshed these green pastures

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The term “keep your ear to the ground” comes from literally putting an ear to the ground to listen for hoof beats.