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From Gettysburg to Richmond on a Civil War Day. Peter is an avid reader of Civil War history and his interest has rubbed of on all of us. On to Sharpsburg/Antietam Creek Battlefield. We visited the sunken road and Burnside's Bridge. A very peaceful, much more contained area than Gettysburg and yet the more casualties were suffered here in one day than any other military day with some 23,000 ...
We passed some Canadian ...
... helpful lady recommended a list of historical sites I wasn’t aware of that I should visit, far too many for me to make it to in one day, and mapped out a route for me. "OK, honey, this is what you oughtta do…….” I would probably also not have found out the city hall observation deck without her help.
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church near the Capitol is where Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee (when he wasn’t on the battlefield) ...
As we depart Delaware we continue our trek south towards the suburbs of Richmond VA where our next stopover is scheduled. Robin and Phillip (Casey's sister and husband) have graciously opened their home and are giving us respite for the week. This visit to Richmond also gives us a much anticipated chance to see J.J. We have really missed him and Casey was truly ecstatic. She's missed having the opportunity to do what mothers do best - Nag! ;o).
... a meeting with his generals.
When the Yankees came to the house it was souvenired carefully. In fact the silver hot water dispenser has engraved on it "This is Gen Barkers loot from the Davis house".
Every version of the Confederate flags were there and this might explain confusion on the battlefield as some of them were very similar.
Enjoyed the visit and came away with a feeling that it's not quite over for some people!!!