"Peculiarly distinguished among the advance guard, where all were distinguished, must be recorded . . . Private J. W. Brown, of Company F, First Georgia Regiment, who, upon hearing the order to fall back, exclaimed, 'I will give them one more shot before I leave,' and while ramming down his twenty-ninth cartridge fell dead at his post." - General Henry R. Jackson in his report of the Battle of Greenbrier River.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Best Wishes for a Glorious Fourth

From the Martin family to everyone out there - we wish you all a safe and happy Fourth of July.  As we tend our barbecues and watch parades and fireworks, please take a moment to remember the men and women in uniform who serve our country across the globe; from those in harm’s way, to those in support roles, as well as the loved ones who wait at home for their safe return. 
Confederate Camp at the 150th Anniversary Reenactment of Corricks Ford
I'd also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Rodger Ware and the rest of the staff of the Corricks Ford Battlefield Association for a great first event.  The 150th Anniversary Reenactment of Corricks Ford this past weekend came off without a hitch, and the turnout was impressive for a first event.  With continued support from Tucker County and the community of Parsons, WV, I foresee this reenactment growing into a major national event.  I look forward to attending again next year.

"General Garnett" at Corricks Ford

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