Pvt. George Sandoe: Gettysburg’s First to Fall

“Where are we headed?” Zech asked as we left the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum as he scanned the list of monuments I wanted to visit on this trip. “The Twenty-First Pennsylvania Cavalry,” I replied as I turned right onto Baltimore Pike. “It’s the closest one.” A short distance later, just south of Colgate Avenue, … Continue reading Pvt. George Sandoe: Gettysburg’s First to Fall

Along the Way: The Grave of Simon Whipple

Rain fell from the darkened sky. A cold wind blew. In the distance a dog barked. It had all the elements of a horror movie, but this was no piece of fiction. I was on the outskirts of North Smithfield, Rhode Island, cursing the vague directions I had as I wandered among the trees and … Continue reading Along the Way: The Grave of Simon Whipple

Along the Way: Gene Pitney

There is something about the region northeast of Hartford that amazed me. Despite the hustle and bustle around the city and on the interstates, once away from them, the region maintains a small town feeling. Arriving in Somers, Connecticut the community maintained a feeling of a small town New England. Happy couples pushing strollers or … Continue reading Along the Way: Gene Pitney