Showing posts with label CIVIL WAR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CIVIL WAR. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Great Locomotive Chase & The Marietta Museum Of History



 “PARROTT, JACOB:: Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 33d Ohio Infantry. Place and date: Georgia, April 1862. Entered service at: Hardin County, Ohio. Birth: 17 July 1843, Fairfield County, Ohio. Date of issue: 25 March 1863. Citation: One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell) penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and tracks between Chattanooga and Atlanta.” ( The first Congressional Medal of Honor )






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DSC_0004DSC_0006 Marietta Museum of History and The Great Locomotive Chase of the Civil War.

I really do appreciate Linda “putting up with” my “museum stops” (Marietta Georgia)


“The landlady and owner of the Kennesaw House was Cole’s mother-in-law. Very interesting, the Kennesaw House is the only building on the square not burned by Sherman. Since I live in Lancaster, Ohio Fairfield County the home of General Sherman, I find this very interesting. Also, by stopping in Marietta Georgia I discovered the the very first Congressional Medal of Honor was given to Jacob Parrott from Fairfield County Ohio. (It is a small world)




DSC_0052DSC_0066 The docent Linda and I spoke to at  The Marietta Museum of History was very knowledgeable and has lived in Georgia for over thirty years. He is originally from Zanesville,Ohio. (just down the road from Lancaster, Ohio)

General Sherman and I say,”Thanks for stopping by. We hope you enjoyed the post. Linda and I were on our way to Florida for a week and we stopped in Marietta, Georgia as a “mid way point.” Marietta, Georgia  was a wonderful stop with many interesting things to see and do even with a limited amount of time. I found the town square in Marietta,Georgia and the town square in Lancaster,Ohio to be very similar in nature with fountains,statues,and gazebos. The two cities seem to share a lot of history also.


Monday, May 25, 2015

Thank The Confederacy For Memorial Day


“Oddly enough, today's holiday springs from a celebration that the Confederacy began to honor those who fought the United States.”

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“The United States began to pay homage to the (Union) Civil War dead thanks to the efforts of General John Logan, the head of a (Union) Civil War veterans fraternity called the Grand Army of the Republic.” Read The Whole Story



"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived." — General George S. Patton


"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission." -John F. Kennedy


"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." – President Harry S. Truman


JOETODD  Thanks Dad.. I miss you

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Skies Over Andersonville National Cemetery

DSC_0261 “Andersonville National Cemetery was established to provide a permanent place of honor for those who died in military service to our country.”

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“The initial interments, beginning in February 1864, were trench burials of the prisoners who died in the nearby military prison. In fourteen months, nearly 13,000 soldiers were buried here.”


“Today the cemetery contains nearly 20,000 interments. Burial locations can be located online using the Nationwide Graveside Locator.” READ MORE


JOELINDA1 Thanks for stopping by. If your interested check out Sky Watch Friday

MQTlogoa and have a Quality Time Day…..

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wandering The Back Roads Of Ohio…

Vinton County, Lake Hope, Moonville Tunnel, Wandering



It’s a beautiful fall November day with the temps in the mid 50’s . For me it is the kind of day that screams “Road Trip”.

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In July 1863, a fast-moving Confederate army swept across the Ohio, stopping at every farm and home to steal horses and food.


Painting by M. Kuntsler…. Today, I’m heading out of Nelsonville to Vinton County. Some might say the area in Vinton County is still “haunted” by Morgan’s Raiders.




Matt replacing the Wheelabout road sign. (my road to turn on) Matt says , “People are always taking this sign, and he has  replaced it before. Maybe the ghosts of the haunted Moonville Tunnel are involved.




Haunted Moonville Tunnel.. I couldn’t  get any closer today. The water in the creek was to high and of course the bridge is gone.





Take a close look and you might see a couple modern day raiders (hunters)  and a pretty nice tree stand to.



I adore old barns, meadows, and wide open spaces.


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I’m sure this old house has many many stories it could tell.


I had a great lunch at the Lake Hope dining Lodge and then took this photo from the balcony. Time for a nap..

DSC_0041 Joe Todd looking at the sky just before his eyes close for the well deserved nap.


Vinton County, Lake Hope, Moonville Tunnel, Wandering

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