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“The Porte” reflects on these days, 150 years ago…

April 16, 2011 by

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For those who know me, and David Hunter Strother’s writings as they covered the next few days, 150 years ago, you know darn well that I can’t let these next couple of days of the Sesqui go by without bringing “the Porte” back into focus… 150 years ago yesterday, Strother noted… For Sumter surrendered; President […]

Sunday afternoons with “The Porte”, Part VIII

October 17, 2010 by

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Continuing from Strother’s last… On Monday, 22d of April, the excitement still continued, the mobs occasionally breaking into shops in search of arms. The battle of Cockeysville did not take place as was expected. The Pennsylvanians, who were for the most part unarmed and altogether unprepared for a warlike encounter, had received warning of the […]

Sunday afternoons with “The Porte”, Part VII

October 10, 2010 by

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What?! Did you think the entire month was going to be dedicated to ghosts, witches, and the generally eerie? On and off since May, I’ve been transcribing David Hunter Strother‘s “Personal Recollections of the Civil War. By a Virginian” as originally published in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, beginning in June 1866. Though I don’t transcribe […]

Feeling rather “Porte’ish”

May 7, 2010 by

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As anyone who reads this blog and my Southern Unionists Chronicles Blog (and sees my profile pic on Twitter… and occasional profile pic in FB) knows… I’m a big follower of David Hunter Strother (aka “Porte Crayon”)… and for some time, I’ve been wanting to transcribe the first portion of his “Personal Recollections of the […]

Quote of the day…

April 23, 2009 by

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… not that I actually do a “quote of the day” on any regular basis… but, what follows below is from David Hunter Strother (aka “The Crayon” or “Porte Crayon”), from June 11, 1864, while in Lexington, Virginia. I have to say that he’s one of my favorite Southern Unionists for a couple of reasons. […]