A memorable weekend of horses & history

A memorable weekend of horses & history

Sunrise over Gettysburg. I’m back from another great weekend excursion that took me to the rolling hills of Virginia and included my two favorite things: Horses and History. On Saturday at a little before 6 a.m., I headed South, but slammed on my breaks and took...
Horses and the Civil War

Horses and the Civil War

Rooney Lee During the tour of the historic Farley plantation last Saturday, our guide Clark “Bud” Hall talked about Gen. Robert E. Lee’s son, Fitzhugh “Rooney” Lee and his horse “Frantic,” both of whom participated in the...
Lunch at Farley: A Civil War treasure

Lunch at Farley: A Civil War treasure

The historic house called Farleywhere we ate lunch after our ride. Note: This is Part 2 of my experiences on June 4 as part of the Mosby Heritage Area Association Brandy Station Battlefield ride.After a morning of horseback riding across the beautiful rolling hills on...
Riding into history at Brandy Station

Riding into history at Brandy Station

Union Colonel Benjamin“Grimes” Davis was shotnear here. Part 1 The Battle of Brandy Station — the largest cavalry battle ever fought on the North American continent — took place on June 9, 1863. Of the 20,000 soldiers involved, about 17,000...
 

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