Author Archives: Christian E. Fearer

When War Came: One Family’s Encounter with America’s Civil War…Part 2

Part two in a series.  Margaret was at her grandmother’s when the Fifth Corps arrived. “All around us was bustle and commotion, infantry marching, cavalry dashing about, artillery and ammunition wagons rumbling through the fields.” In the lower fields, shells plowed … Continue reading

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When War Came: One Family’s Encounter With America’s Civil War…Part 1

Part one in a series. The passengers jostled to and fro as they steered their carriage and wagon over the rutted roads of Hanover County and onto the farm lane that led to the Watt farm near Dr. Gaines’ grist … Continue reading

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