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“Seldom is a wheat field as terribly sown.”

In an earlier post I briefly pondered the question of whether Cross Keys should be labeled an engagement, a battle or some other designation.  In today’s post I ask whether Cross Keys was a victory, and if so, for whom?  This … Continue reading

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A Veteran’s Last Days

Asthma and rheumatism had wrecked the health of August “Pop” Schliermacher, age 72, so much that he realized the diseases were going to kill him. Things had gotten so bad for him that he could not always make it out … Continue reading

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