Official Muster 2020 Antietam Fall Muster Announced! October 9th -- 11th

Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!

Nathanb1

Brev. Brig. Gen'l
Forum Host
Retired Moderator
Joined
Dec 31, 2009
Messages
33,091
Location
Smack dab in the heart of Texas
I guess that some of you may be surprised but I am 71 be 72 June 2020. I am a morning boy get up early if I sleep later than 6 a.m. then I am sick.. had to be at work by 4:30 a.m. when I was younger. Now that I am retired I still get up early today up at 3 a.m. getting ready to go deer hunting. Deer season started November 23 d, ends January 1st. On what I call a normal week; Monday through Friday up by 4 have coffee breakfast, do my bible reading, get dressed, help get my wife off to work then I leave to go hunting. Walking or fishing. Don’t hunt when raining cold weather does’t stop me from hunting or fishing.
Get home from at time various and have supper on the table when she gets home from work.
During Spring - Summer months after she gets off to work I go walking at least 4-5 miles. Maybe go fly fishing, working in yard cutting grass etc. Life to short have fun!
Age is honestly a state of mind. My granddad and his son-in-law, my dad, both shod horses in their 70's and 80's. Daddy was still surreptitiously getting on horses up to the day he died (my mom watched him take a bronc to the ground after he'd had two heart attacks and wasn't having it). But old basketball/riding injuries sure can make you miserable...
 

JPChurch

Sergeant
Joined
Dec 30, 2016
Messages
861
Location
Manassas VA
I priced that Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown. Dates for the days specified are to wit: 2 nights in a room with one king bed and a sofa bed with the cheapest view was $420.00. I assume that means $210.00 a night. Of course you have to add the additional taxes, surcharges and questionable fees that most hotels tack on to your bill.

This Bavarian Inn is real posh and swanky and I can see why it would cost someone so much to stay there. Some of us may not want to spend that kind of money.
 

Harms88

Private
Joined
Oct 13, 2019
Messages
206
Location
North of the Wall & South of the Canucks
I priced that Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown. Dates for the days specified are to wit: 2 nights in a room with one king bed and a sofa bed with the cheapest view was $420.00. I assume that means $210.00 a night. Of course you have to add the additional taxes, surcharges and questionable fees that most hotels tack on to your bill.

This Bavarian Inn is real posh and swanky and I can see why it would cost someone so much to stay there. Some of us may not want to spend that kind of money.
Yeah..........that wouldn't exactly be kind on my wallet. lol
 
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!

infomanpa

Sergeant Major
Joined
Feb 18, 2017
Messages
1,871
Location
Pennsylvania
This link shows a map that says the Shenandoah Valley has peak fall colors between October 10-20.👍👍👍

Give or take on the weather.
Look at that map again. They misaligned the date range labels so that they are in the wrong location with respect to the 3 regions of Virginia. The October 10-20 dates of peak foliage colors actually correspond to the western most region of the state. The central region of Virginia should be labeled as October 15-25 for peak colors. It's difficult to make out what the dates for the eastern region would be since the white font is over a white background, but it turns out to be Oct. 20-31. Therefore, we will be looking at mostly green trees during the Antietam weekend.
 
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!

Eleanor Rose

Captain
Forum Host
Joined
Nov 26, 2016
Messages
6,119
Location
central NC
Look at that map again. They misaligned the date range labels so that they are in the wrong location with respect to the 3 regions of Virginia. The October 10-20 dates of peak foliage colors actually correspond to the western most region of the state. The central region of Virginia should be labeled as October 15-25 for peak colors. It's difficult to make out what the dates for the eastern region would be since the white font is over a white background, but it turns out to be Oct. 20-31. Therefore, we will be looking at mostly green trees during the Antietam weekend.
To sort of paraphrase General Lee from the movie Gettysburg, "Behind, in front: The leaf color does not matter." We'll enjoy the color we're given even if it's green. :giggle:
 
Last edited:
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!

Stone in the wall

First Sergeant
Joined
Sep 19, 2017
Messages
1,464
Location
Blue Ridge Mountains, Jefferson County WV
Has anyone been to the Clarion Inn at Charlestown? 2.1 miles from Harpers Ferry.
Looking forward to this and prime motorcycle weather. Bringing big touring bike. Back seat will be open. No better way to tour the field other then by horse.
I did that several years ago and it works out real good, and you probably won't have to kick start yours every time you stop!
 
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!

John Hartwell

Major
Forum Host
Joined
Aug 27, 2011
Messages
8,495
Location
Central Massachusetts
I guess that some of you may be surprised but I am 71 be 72 June 2020. I am a morning boy get up early if I sleep later than 6 a.m. then I am sick.. had to be at work by 4:30 a.m. when I was younger. Now that I am retired I still get up early today up at 3 a.m. getting ready to go deer hunting. Deer season started November 23 d, ends January 1st. On what I call a normal week; Monday through Friday up by 4 have coffee breakfast, do my bible reading, get dressed, help get my wife off to work then I leave to go hunting. Walking or fishing. Don’t hunt when raining cold weather does’t stop me from hunting or fishing.
Get home from at time various and have supper on the table when she gets home from work.
During Spring - Summer months after she gets off to work I go walking at least 4-5 miles. Maybe go fly fishing, working in yard cutting grass etc. Life to short have fun!
Well, I've got you beat by two years, as of last May. Actually, I've had 39 birthdays -- that last one has been repeated 34 times now. And, sometimes I don't get to sleep until after 4 a.m., then maybe 3 or 4 hours until the cat sits on my head telling me its time to feed her -- maybe take a nap later. I envy you your strength and energy ... mine's kaput!

I'd love to be able to make the Antietam gathering, but my health just doesn't allow it (I'm feeling great, but a trip like that just might be enough do me in -- probably before the first day ended). I was there twice some 30 years ago (seems like yesterday), but would love to go again, especially with all of you good folks.
 
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!

EJ Zander

First Sergeant
Joined
Aug 23, 2011
Messages
1,497
Location
Gettysburg, PA

Stone in the wall

First Sergeant
Joined
Sep 19, 2017
Messages
1,464
Location
Blue Ridge Mountains, Jefferson County WV
I lead an outdoor youth group and our winter hike was supposed to go across that very bridge. Hopefully they can get the passenger walkway up and running again by the end of winter.
Surprised me it happened. Doesn't seem like that long ago the river was at or close to flood stage, and they parked a train on it for weight. They'll fix it pretty quick. B&O doesn't like to loose money or customers.
 

JPChurch

Sergeant
Joined
Dec 30, 2016
Messages
861
Location
Manassas VA
Not sure how I made duplicates? The stone building was a woolen mill near Hillsboro Va. I believe this is the last remaining example of "The Burning" in Loudon county.
great pics, I pass through Hillsboro on the way to our cabin. Rt 704 off Rt 15 to Rt 9 up to the mountain top and then down to Mission Rd on the left. Where exactly is this stone house structure?? Back in '92 I visited a farm outside the town of Hillsboro cause I knew Mosby had passed through several times during the course of the War. I was told I could ride one of their old gray mares since I'd never been on a horse before aside from riding ponies or on the merry-go-round. So I had on what I considered a half-way good impression of one of Mosby's rangers. They didn't girth the saddle right, the old lady had lungfulls of air when they tightened it up. I got up on the saddle; it twisted right over and onto the ground I went. Good thing I didn't break my neck or get seriously injured. Falling off a horse either standing still or when you're riding it is no fun at all. I went on to ride around for a few hours. The horse was very gentle and I barely got off to a gallop. By the way this was October of 92, the leaves were changing colors as you can see....
img20191222_12381686 (2).jpg
 
Last edited:
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!

infomanpa

Sergeant Major
Joined
Feb 18, 2017
Messages
1,871
Location
Pennsylvania
To sort of paraphrase General Lee from the movie Gettysburg, "Behind, in front: The leaf color does not matter." We'll enjoy the color we're given even if it's green. :giggle:
Yes, green! I prefer it, because the battlefield will be more like it appeared during the actual battle which took place in September. :smile:
 

Stone in the wall

First Sergeant
Joined
Sep 19, 2017
Messages
1,464
Location
Blue Ridge Mountains, Jefferson County WV
Have been looking a
great pics, I pass through Hillsboro on the way to our cabin. Rt 704 off Rt 15 to Rt 9 up to the mountain top and then down to Mission Rd on the left. Where exactly is this stone house structure?? Back in '92 I visited a farm outside the town of Hillsboro cause I knew Mosby had passed through several times during the course of the War. I was told I could ride one of their old gray mares since I'd never been on a horse before aside from riding ponies or on the merry-go-round. So I had on what I considered a half-way good impression of one of Mosby's rangers. They didn't girth the saddle right, the old lady had lungfulls of air when they tightened it up. I got up on the saddle; it twisted right over and onto the ground I went. Good thing I didn't break my neck or get seriously injured. Falling off a horse either standing still or when you're riding it is no fun at all. I went on to ride around for a few hours. The horse was very gentle and I barley got off to a gallop. By the way this was October of 92, the leaves were changing colors as you can see....View attachment 339476
I like your pictures. We need to hook up I live about 3/4 mile off Mission road.
 
Fewer ads. Lots of American Civil War content!
JOIN NOW: REGISTER HERE!
Top