This day, in 1861, the beginning of War, the beginning of suffering unseen and incomparable to anything this country has seen before or since.
On April 13th, Fort Sumter surrendered; President Lincoln called up volunteers to quickly end this “Southern insurrection.”
Sadly, this insurrection grew to something much bloodier and longer than anyone had anticipated.
What followed was four years of death and sickness and unbearable sorrow.
It changed the lives of too many to accurately count in the 1800’s, I believe it has changed mine as well.
I own a Civil War farmhouse; would I be walking these Hallowed Grounds today if that shot had not been aimed at a Charleston fort. Am I so drawn to this land and time because I have been here before……..
Do the spirits who walk this haunted land recognize a kindred spirit among them.
I believe in past lives; I think many of us find our way to familiar things when our soul chooses to revisit earth. Perhaps that is why Gettysburg is so familiar to me. I am currently writing a book on supernatural and paranormal topics. In it, I delve more deeply into this fascinating subject.
Today, I write this blog for all those souls who feel the history of today so deeply and so familiar, it is as if they lived and died amidst the suffering……..perhaps, they did.