We're Going Live - CWT Antietam Muster 2021

lelliott19

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Not to be nit-picky, but it's Burnside's Bridge, not Benning's
Yeah. I know thats what MOST people call it. But in all fairness to then Col. Henry L. Benning and the 2nd and 20th Georgia.... one could argue that it should be named Benning's Bridge. At least from 9am to 1pm on Sept. 17, 1862. And since ONE could argue that.... well you know me. :biggrin:
 

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Yeah. I know thats what MOST people call it. But in all fairness to then Col. Henry L. Benning and the 2nd and 20th Georgia.... one could argue that it should be named Benning's Bridge. At least from 9am to 1pm on Sept. 17, 1862. And since ONE could argue that.... well you know me. :biggrin:
I'll go along with that. As in the same vein, the Battle of Antietam SHOULD be called the Battle of Sharpsburg, as any true southerner already knows. :smile coffee::CSA1stNat:
 

JFW22

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This is one of my favorite pics from the muster. Who can guess who this is? Hint - he has the gift of gab but knows his Civil War stuff.

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I think it was the quietest James N. was the whole weekend. ( but his knowledge is priceless, and we were fortunate that he was with us to share it.) That was some of the best and cheapest ice cream I think I ever had!
 

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In my defense, if a guide uses a map, either the guide or the map should properly orient the viewer. So should historical markers that use maps. Not all visitors study this stuff like we do. Some leave thoroughly misinformed.
I stand totally in a dream world when looking at a historical marker, especially ones posted here that say, "Just 500 yards to the east...".
Lubliner.
 

Grant's Tomb

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Sunday after our Muster was over I went to see the site where John Brown was hung in Charles Town on Samuel St very close to our hotel. Nothing was there except the sign by the road and the information plaque just inside the yard. The beautiful historic Victorian View attachment 417913View attachment 417914View attachment 417915View attachment 417913View attachment 417914View attachment 417915View attachment 417913View attachment 417914View attachment 417915View attachment 417917View attachment 417918View attachment 417919View attachment 417920

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home in this picture was built in 1892 by Col John Gibson, the militia commander, who was in charge of 800 militia men who stood guard to prevent any attempt to free Brown.View attachment 417913View attachment 417914View attachment 417915View attachment 417917View attachment 417918View attachment 417919View attachment 417920On Monday I visited the Mt Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, VA. In the Stonewall Confederate section I found the burial site of my Great Grandfather’s younger brother, Jesse Winchester Reeves, who died of disease in Jan of 1862. He was a member of the 3rd Arkansas unit. I had heard that he was buried here and wanted to see his grave marker for myself. What a great find! Well worth the trip!
They're really decked out for Halloween
 

Grant's Tomb

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Friday morning, we headed off bright and early for Harper’s Ferry. The weather was beautiful and the town picturesque. View attachment 417951View attachment 417953View attachment 417952Following learning about the arsenals, armories, and John Brown’s Raid from James N., everyone went their separate ways to explore. Anna and I climbed the cut-in stairs to the church, where we had beautiful views of the town and the river. (Those stairs were killers though; I would not want to try them in the rain!)View attachment 417954View attachment 417955View attachment 417956Rather than descend the treacherous stairs, we opted for the chicken’s way out and took a side street on the same level as the church that led us back to the original street we were on. There we enjoyed some additional views!
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Next, because Anna said she had never visited a wax museum, we went to the John Brown Wax Museum, which was really interesting. I only took one photo, but the statues were very well done.View attachment 417961
We had lunch at the Rabbit Hole and again enjoyed wonderful scenery, and food, and drink!View attachment 417962View attachment 417963View attachment 417964View attachment 417965
Did anyone see any thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail pass by?
 
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I don't know how I missed posting this picture from Saturday of @infomanpa at the Sunken Road. @ErnieMac and James N. in the background.

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That image would be perfect for a "caption this" contest.

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PBRegiment

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Sunday after our Muster was over I went to see the site where John Brown was hung in Charles Town on Samuel St very close to our hotel. Nothing was there except the sign by the road and the information plaque just inside the yard. The beautiful historic Victorian View attachment 417913View attachment 417914View attachment 417915View attachment 417913View attachment 417914View attachment 417915View attachment 417913View attachment 417914View attachment 417915View attachment 417917View attachment 417918View attachment 417919View attachment 417920

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home in this picture was built in 1892 by Col John Gibson, the militia commander, who was in charge of 800 militia men who stood guard to prevent any attempt to free Brown.View attachment 417913View attachment 417914View attachment 417915View attachment 417917View attachment 417918View attachment 417919View attachment 417920On Monday I visited the Mt Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, VA. In the Stonewall Confederate section I found the burial site of my Great Grandfather’s younger brother, Jesse Winchester Reeves, who died of disease in Jan of 1862. He was a member of the 3rd Arkansas unit. I had heard that he was buried here and wanted to see his grave marker for myself. What a great find! Well worth the trip!
There's usually a pair of Dobermans in the yard of that Victorian house where the John Brown plaque is. I usually see them when I go past there on my way to the bank.
 

Stone in the wall

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Great Gobs of Geronimo Gravy!! Clark looks WAY more like him than I thought!
Well, your the one who started all this with your "General Mahone" comment.:laugh:
The very first time this happened I was at a N-SSA meet and a sutler who had 1/2 price Stonewall Brigade shirts. He was a reenactor and had been in some films. He said "you could pass for Billy Mahone". So I gave him a $20 bill for the shirt, and he tries to hand me back 2 fives.
I asked, don't you have a Hamilton?
No, whats the matter with $5 bills?
Why Sir, you certainly wouldn't try to hand Bill Mahone anything with Lincoln's picture on it would you now?
 

Stone in the wall

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I think it was the quietest James N. was the whole weekend. ( but his knowledge is priceless, and we were fortunate that he was with us to share it.) That was some of the best and cheapest ice cream I think I ever had!
Some of us slid across the street to Benders 🍺 did you miss us?
 

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That looked so terrific and sad I couldn't make...but well done gang. Looks like you had food weather also.
We did have good weather. All week long the forecast for Saturday was really bad and Sunday wasn't supposed to be much better. By Friday, the weather forecast for Saturday was good. The only rain we got was in the wee hours of Saturday night/Sunday morning and a few midday sprinkles on Sunday. The weather was really good on Friday when we went to Harpers Ferry.
 
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