Tag Archives: L.K. Harris

Returning Home

One hundred and fifty years ago this month, my great-great grandfather returned home from the Civil War. After four years of fighting and being away from family, he must have been hugely relieved to get home. The following is a newspaper … Continue reading

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Why do we gather?

People gather together for all kinds of reasons.  Book clubs.  Bowling leagues.  Birthday parties.  Sometimes they come together regularly year after year, sometimes just for a short period of time.  Family reunions.  Girls’ nights out.  House parties.  We all find … Continue reading

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These Men Were Heroes Once

When Oran Perry, former commander of the 69th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, spoke at the seventh reunion held at Winchester, Indiana on August 27, 1891, he reminded everyone “These men were heroes once.” “It is a long way back to the … Continue reading

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