View single post by TimHoffman01
 Posted: Thu Sep 17th, 2009 05:20 pm
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Try riding the Jackson Flank march path at Chancellorsville. A friend of mine and I did that a few years past in June, so the weather was very similar to the actual time. Granted, we were on bicycles, not horses, but as we were leaning up against a pair of trees having lunch he mentioned that he had no difficulty imagining us back then as a pair of cavalry pickets scouting the path.

I got a odd feeling when I dismounted at a stream crossing to rinse off my water bottle (dropped it and got it nice & dusty earlier). Just across from me was a sign stating that many of the soldiers on the march stopped there to fill their canteens. The road goes through the creek at that point.

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