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toward the house.
In an instant he is gone. Inscribed in the club house chimney is ''1747 '' the year the farm house was built. Thirty years later during the revolutionary war Maria belt lived in that house and waited patiently for her lover to return.
She never accepted his death in battle and spent years waiting for him at that window. She died heartbroken long before the Civil War. Confederate col. Isaac Grimsley had fallen in love with the
    image of her lovelorn ghost.
Submitted by Anonymous


       Categories: home, man, lady, soldiers, civil_war


Among my passions is learning about the Confederate army's desperate attack on Washington DC toward the end of the Civil War. On a warm summer evening I ventured into the forest in northern Rock Creek Park searching for the barricades constructed by the Confederates during their attack known as breast works.
My research materials were vague so I spent long hours criss-crossing the forest searching for the isolated site. It was nearly dark when I found the Confederate army's battle position deep within the woods.
It was an eerie place with a disturbing calm on this ground men rushed at each other bayonets glistening with lethal intent as their comrades succumbed to the bullet and cannon fire filling the air.
 

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