Tag Archives: New Market

ECW Weekender: Pack’s Frozen Custard

“And that’s a good place to stop for frozen custard…” Our battlefield tour guide announced, nodding toward a small stand as we zoomed by on Route 211, heading to New Market Gap. The next day – after I had dragged … Continue reading

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Battlefield Markers & Monuments: Woodson’s Missourians At New Market

The marker sits near the orchard, within sight of the Bushong House on Virginia’s New Market Battlefield. It’s normally a peaceful, quiet scene on a typical twenty-first century day. We look closer to read the fading inscription in the limestone: … Continue reading

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“Finding” Sandie Pendleton

He wasn’t really lost. But I love a good challenge…and good surprises. Did you see the blog post last month about my difficult lesson? I had tunnel vision eight years ago and missed the opportunity to see (and photograph) a … Continue reading

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New Market in Mississippi

I just returned from a weekend trip to St. Simons Island, Georgia. It’s a marvelous little beach town, with an attendant gentility. I saw this sign in a yard near the Lighthouse: “Where tramps must not, surely ladies and gentlemen … Continue reading

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What should we make of Franz Sigel?

I usually think of Franz Sigel as one of those “punchline” commanders, figures of general (ahem) ridicule in the Civil War. Benjamin F. Butler? Who doesn’t think of “spoons” and chamber pots? Braxton Bragg? The officer who quarrelled with himself, … Continue reading

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