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A Valley man returns to the Wilderness

May 6, 2014 by


Thinking still of the fighting in the Wilderness this week, I recall a passage in a book of mine (Ups and Downs of a Confederate Soldier) in which a Valley man (James Huffman) reflected on his youth and one of his passages through the Wilderness, around 1854. When I was about fourteen, I began to […]

An execution… a ghost’s last hymn… and a curse fulfilled(?)

October 31, 2010 by


As I’ve mentioned several times in my postings throughout the month, October brings to mind stories of witches and ghosts, but one ghost story captures my thinking frequently throughout the month. I suppose, one can almost say that it literally “haunts” me. The story actually developed over time, with each piece of information I uncovered […]

I can picture it now, ground-breaking day at the Wal-Mart site in the Wilderness…

December 28, 2008 by


In reading this story about the recently located Union soldier at Antietam (aka Sharpsburg), my thoughts drifted to the Wilderness and the situation with the Wal-Mart site that might go there. Just think about it… it will be such a thrilling day, and think about all that revenue generated for Orange County! $500,000 annually, right! Hot […]