Short Takes

by Fred Ray on September 8, 2009 · 0 comments

When you’re firing that nifty new replica cannon you built, try not to drop a round shot through your neighbor’s medicine cabinet as it tends to strain neighborly relations. Video here.

And speaking of big guns, there’s always that double- barreled Confederate cannon, which can still be viewed at Athens, GA.

A young Yankee soldier, found in the Cornfield at Antietam by a hiker, finally comes home.

A lengthy look at the one who literally bore the burden of battle in the Civil War, the horses. Included are famous mounts like Jackson’s Little Sorrel, Lee’s Traveler, Sheridan’s Rienzi, among thousands more in this series. Did you know about General Lee’s other horse? A related article by Deborah Grace has more.


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