Tales of the Tribe

  Tales of the Tribe http://wp.me/p102ON-E6  Synopsis: Society creates the stories it tells itself: factual, specious, apocryphal, dishonest; by any rendition, according to Wallace Stevens, will still be a fiction.  Myth wears the clothes of its culture, will always be a social fact, and those who would eschew these basic facets of humanity, will prove […] Continue reading

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“1863” 9. Un-Vexed!

  [Note:  The following is one chapter of a larger work, entitled “1863” an epic poem on the ‘Turn of Events’ at that time,  from two major events of that year: Vicksburg and Gettysburg. Several sources have been used and are acknowledged.]     ~ “When the Lord of Creation had finished his Acts, He […] Continue reading

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“1863” 8. The Trouble with Troy

The Trouble with Troy   [Note:  The following is one chapter of a larger work, entitled “1863” an epic poem on the ‘Turn of Events’ at that time,  from two major events of that year: Vicksburg and Gettysburg. Several sources have been used and are acknowledged.]     ~ Frustration and death plagued US Grant […] Continue reading

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“1863” 7. The Public War

[Note:  The following is one chapter of a larger work, entitled “1863” an epic poem on the ‘Turn of Events’ at that time,  from two major events of that year: Vicksburg and Gettysburg. Several sources have been used and are acknowledged.]   ~ McClernand had sided with William T. Sherman at Milliken’s Bend, on being […] Continue reading

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“1863” – Day Two

~ Longstreet’s First Corps ran into action marching toward Devil’s Den. when Sickles vacated the Union protection, Little Round Top, from all of his men, Chamberlain saw it, and there he moved in with troops of the 20th Maine.   Less than 400 spread out on top single file in a line westward way. On […] Continue reading

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“1863” – Day One

~ The town was entered from opposite sides, on horse by the Blue, and foot for the Gray. The North, from the south; the South from the north, as if old Misrule carried the day. A comedic performance seemed well underway, when tragic events would turn the whole play.   John Reb had come in […] Continue reading

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“1863” – Gettysburg

~ Mid-May, that day Stonewall is dead, buried the same day Lee will be speaking with Davis and Seddon, the Confederate Heads, a Confederate meeting on moving ahead.   The first six months of Sixty-Three witnessed the most extraordinary campaigns in all the military heretofore seen in history.   Jackson and Lee made legendary the […] Continue reading

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1863 – Down The Yazoo

  [Note:  The following is one chapter of a larger work, entitled “1863” an epic poem of the ‘Turn of Events’ at that time from the two major events that year: Vicksburg and Gettysburg.  Several sources have been used and acknowledged.]     ~ Down through the Yazoo’s Magnolia leafed region come a great body, […] Continue reading

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1863 – The Die is Cast

  [Note:  The following is one chapter of a larger work, entitled “1863” an epic poem of the ‘Turn of Events’ at that time from the two major events that year: Vicksburg and Gettysburg.  Several sources have been used and acknowledged.]   ~ Eighteen Sixty-three came with a bang, but went, with a whimper, at […] Continue reading

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