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Laurie Southerton
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End of the trip...now the book begins
Chicago, IL As I am riding in the truck sitting in rush hour in Chicago, I figured I should turn my computer on and catch up on my blog. Last Friday we went back to Bull Run, after studying the battle maps more closely, and took photos from the areas where ...
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Interesting find at Harpers Ferry today!
Winter Camp I hear that it was 45 degrees back home in Minnesota today. It was 88 here and humid! So to honor our Minnesota friends and family, we started the day checking out the Civil War exhibit right in the campground - Winter Camp. It was really awesom...
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2nd Battle of Bull Run - largest battle - ultimate defeat
Manassas Battlefield - August 28, 29 & 30, 1862 - 2nd Battle of Bull Run Most history lessons we all learned in school talk about the Battle of Bull Run during the Civil War. However, most historians and textbooks teach about the first Battle, practically i...
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350 miles, three battlefields...the Union was defeated at each one.
Yesterday early in the morning, as I walked to the bath house at our campground, I came around the corner and startled three deer. They gracefully trotted across the road and peered at me from under the cover of the trees for a few seconds. So quiet. So pea...
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Proof of GWO's war record and found his war companion's records too!
Washington, DC - National Archives Today we headed into the crazy busy city of our nation's capital, Washington DC. The plan was to visit the National Archives to look up his civil war record and those of his friends that joined and fought by his side. I wa...
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Upgrade!!! Car, Campsite and Clues!
Bull Run Campground, Manassas, Virginia Today we left Cumberland and headed out east towards Washington D.C. We traded in the car and rented a new one in Frederick, MD. Way upgrade! This new car is a Toyota Corolla (not much; but better than the Prius, errr...
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SUCCESS!!! Check out what the Berlin, PA Historical Society had....
Berlin, PA - Berlin Area Historical Society Remember a few days ago when we met the last Postmaster of the Fairhope Post Office, Bob Platt? Well, he had suggested that we go to the town of Berlin, PA and visit the historical society there on Saturday. So at...
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500 miles, 5 battlefields, and places George was 150 years ago.
We returned to the campground at 11:00 pm last night, too late and tired to write about all we did. So I am capturing it today! Grafton, WV We started driving to Grafton, WV. This is where George Ordner rode the train on May 21 or 22, 1861 with his cousin, ...
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To the top of Big Savage Mountain where Will's creek begins...Fairhope, PA
Fairhope, PA We began this morning heading to the Meyersdale Public Library to meet up with Carolyn McKinney, author of the book "Hunting for Dead People." (Intriguing title, very helpful gal!) Carolyn, along with Cynthia Mason, the head genealogist, were v...
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100 degrees, cemeteries, and lightening!
Back to Cumberland, MD today to see what we could find in the Allegany County Special Collection at the Maryland College. We headed to the library around 10:00 after a breakfast of yogurt, blueberries and coffee (too hot and muggy to cook anything!) The lib...
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