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Philadelphia-area Snacker, Saturday, May 16

By: Ardis E. Parshall - May 08, 2009

As long as I can’t get my hands on the treasures in the Archives until the move to the new building is complete, I’m footloose and fancy-free, heading out to explore new (to me) places as soon as the housesitters move in.

Saturday, May 16, will find me near Philadelphia at the home of a reader/friend who has offered to host a Snacker for anyone interested in meeting and greeting. Rather than just talking history, we’ll MAKE history!

Please comment here, or write to KEEPAPITCHININ at AOL dot COM , so that we can guage potential interest. (Note that “Keepapitchinin” ends in -inin, not just one -in.)



  1. Ah Philadelphia! One of my favorite places! Enjoy yourself.

    Comment by Maurine — May 10, 2009 @ 12:06 am

  2. Interest, yes! Proximity, no.

    Comment by Bruce Crow — May 10, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

  3. We’ll toast distant friends, Bruce.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — May 11, 2009 @ 2:47 am

  4. We lived in the Philadelphia area for three years while I was involved in construction of the new United States Mint, across the street from the Mall. Our home was in Cherry Hill, NJ, so commuted in daily across the Ben Franklin Bridge. There is so much to see in that area, we could have stayed another three years. My favorite, and a place we have visited three times since, is Gettysburg. As you know, Ardis, that fight was started by two Camp Floyd guys, CSA MG Henry Heth and Union BG John Buford, old friends, as was so often the case in the CW. The first General killed in that battle was Union MG John F. Reynolds, Capt. of Btry C of 3rd Artillery at Floyd, 1858-59. On top of Little Round Top is a plaque with a pic of BG Stephen H. Weed, 4th Arty at Floyd and the only Camp Floyder to fight a real battle with Indians (Egan Station in now Nevada, Aug 1860), not just a shoot-at Indians and run like Major Lynde did in Box Elder County. One of Weed’s guys died of wounds in his Goshute fight and has a grave marker at Floyd but not buried there. Weed was shot by a CSA sniper hidden behind the big rocks in Devils Den. Many other Utah War guys fought each other there over the 3-day clash.One Floyd NCO got the Medal of Honor for his stand at the brunt of Pickett’s Charge.
    So much to see and so little time. Via con Dios.

    Comment by Curt A. — May 11, 2009 @ 7:06 am

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