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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.|
The light grew dim as I approached. To my amazement right before my eyes only feet away ghosts sprang to life from the Confederate earth works they charged toward me screaming their battle cry thirsty for the blood of unseen Union soldiers.
I panicked and ran knowing their purpose was to thrust their cold bayonets into enemy hearts. I was certain of what I saw.... Or was i? Could the soldier's coats have simply been the soft gray fur of gentle deer? Were the screams my own or a rebel yell by Confederate ghosts soldiers once again launching their futile attack? I may never know.
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