Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Pawn Shop Special !

While browsing through a a pawn shop I found something Cool !

A Yankee Cannon Ball.
It was recovered from the site of a union fort in Suffolk VA.

It is now housed in my private collection !

Thursday, March 20, 2014

From The Front, 7/29/1861

In this letter William Henry Tatum tells of a Confederate soldier who's courage was equal to Stonewall's.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

First Manassas.

                                                               First Manassas.

This is a letter from my ancestor William Henry Tatum
A member of the First Company Richmond Howitzers.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Glass Onion.

I told you about strawberry fields,
You know the place where nothing is real

Well here's another place you can go 
Where everything flows.

Looking through the bent backed tulips
To see how the other half lives 

Looking through a glass onion.

I told you about the walrus and me, man

You know that we're as close as can be, man--

If I gotta explain it to ya, Ya don't need to know.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Checkmate in "4"

I was on my way home from work and saw a yard sale.
 I hate yard sales but took a chance !
I snagged a cool chess set for $5 ---

I got to thinking what would the setup be like if it reflected the actual numbers in the war ?

Now then this ain't got no statistical back up, but I came up with this----

The South was out gunned and out manned !
And it still took em (The Yankees) 4 years to go 90 miles for a "Checkmate"

Just Sayin -----------