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Sep 7, 2017 - September 7, 2017 – Iuka, Corinth, New Albany and Baldwyn, Mississippi

September 7, 2017 – Iuka, Corinth, New Albany and Baldwyn, Mississippi I went to the Apron Museum in Iuka this morning. It was a bit of a bust. They had a lot of aprons, but they were on hangers on portable clothes racks and jammed together so tightly that you really couldn’t see them. From there I went on to Corinth to eat at Abe’s Grill which was recommended. The BLT was good. However, the French fries were awful. The big redeeming thing was the huge, warm chocolate chip cookie. New Albany is the birthplace of William Faulkner. It is also...

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Sep 4, 2016 - Space Ships and Astronauts

Today we headed back to Huntsville, Alabama to the US Space and Rocket Center. This is where the race for space began, "Rocket City". There are rockets everywhere and lots of interactive things for kids, big and little. We watched the IMAX movie "Journey to Space" about the mission to Mars. It was a long trip, 100 miles each way but worth the time. Tomorrow we will stick around here and then on Tuesday we may find out when they can get to us.

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Sep 3, 2016 - Brice's Cross Roads

We decided to head over to Mississippi today and go to Brices Cross Roads. This battle took place on June 10, 1864 and was a thorn in the side of Sherman on his march to Savannah. Union General Sturgis routed a Confederate patrol just 1.5 miles from Brices. Here Confederate General Forest stopped them. Reinforcements arrived for both sides and the battle ensued for nearly 4 hours. By 5 p.m. Forrest had shattered Sturgis' line forcing the Federal to abandon the field and head back to Memphis. Thanks to defensive actions by several regiments...

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May 18, 2012 - "That Devil" and the Battle of Brices Cross Roads

Thurs 5/17 This morning we headed north to what used to be the little hamlet of Brices Cross Roads to learn more about this CW battle and see the ground. Old Ed Bearss (who is very familiar with Civil War battles in this part of the Country) used to say that you can't really comprehend a battle until you have walked the ground. And he's right! We started at the Final Stand Interpretive Center just off Highway 45. We watched the film with Old Shelby Foote in it, read the displays, saw the artifacts and talked with a couple nice old Secesh...

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