Legends Of Frederick County: Civil War

May 19, 2020

This info comes from Ghosts and Legends of Frederick County by Cannon and Whitmore. I thought I’d deviate just a little from the normal story telling and give you some info…

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When it comes to Frederick County and the Civil War most people know about Barbara Fritchie, the woman that hung out her window with an American Flag, pleading “Shoot if you must this old gray head, but spare your country’s flag.” It is disputed as to whether or not it really happened. Regardless, a replication of her house stands in Frederick.

Barbara Fritchie - Wikipedia
Barbara Fritchie

Here are some other important facts when it come to Frederick and the Civil War:

Slavery, John Brown's hanging and the raid on Harpers Ferry - The Washington Post
The day John Brown was hanged
for his raid on Harper’s Ferry
  • In October of 1859, word was received that John Brown and his raiders had captured Harper’s Ferry’s arsenal. President Buchanan first accepted assistance from Frederick’s military companies.
  • A ransom of $200,000 was forced to be paid on July 9, 1864, by the city of Frederick to General Jubal A. Early. Union forces were able to form a line of defense and prepare for battle on the Monocacy because of delays, due to negotiations. This battle allowed the Union army to fortify and defend Washington, D.C. The Rebels/Confederates had to retreat to Virginia.
  • At one point during the war, Frederick had as many as seventeen (17) hospitals, treating both Union and confederate troops. Many homes were turned into hospitals, some being sympathetic towards the Confederates, going so far as hiding wounded soldiers.
  • On the outskirts of Burkittsville there was a battle that occurred just below where there is a Civil War correspondents memorial. Both armies – Union and Confederate – had decided to attack before dawn.Union troops, armed only with rifles, took the Rebels entirely by surprise. The Confederates were in the process of moving their cannon up the hill. Many Confederates retreated, but thousands of them fell. Burkittsville is also the sight of the Blair Witch Movies…
The actual house that inspired the 1999 film 'The Blair Witch ...
the house that inspired The Blair Witch Project
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There have been reports off strange happenings in the Burkittsville area for many years. Eerie campfires can be seen in the mountains and open fields, with phantom soldiers sitting before the fire. When anyone decides to investigate, the fires will disappear. There is also Sppok Hill, where if you stop your car and put it in neutral, it will be pushed up the hill.

A Frederick family was hiding a confederate soldier when a company of Union soldiers showed up. They hid the wounded, Rebel soldier in the cellar, thinking the Union soldiers would soon be gone. The soldiers set up camp and stayed for several weeks, the family soon forgetting about the Rebel soldier hiding in the cellar. When the Union company left, and several months had gone by, all that was found in the cellar were bones. Shortly after, moaning and scratching sounds could be heard in the cellar. Visitors were often startled by the sudden appearance of a young Confederate soldier.

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in silhouette

May 19, 2020

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in silhouette
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“Don’t let the shadows of others hide your light.”
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could be worse, upside down

May 18, 2020

my thoughts for today

Some days are better upside down
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Thought I’d post something quick this evening! It is getting a little late…

Hope everyone is doing well.

I was able to get outside and take some photos today! I had a spider attacking my camera not too long ago! A little, tiny baby one! Don’t know if it was attacking it reflection or actually attacking the camera. It was funny though!

I also found a bunch of lady bugs on one of my rose bushes. You will get to see photos soon enough – maybe this weekend! A couple were making babies!

Other than that, it has been a rather drab day, but my spirits are good! Everything that needed to get done, did! And that’s all that really matters.

two lilac buds in black and white

I’ve been nominated for the Liebester Award by Lisa on the beach! I just wanted to acknowledge that and also thank her for the nomination. I hope to be able to post it tomorrow.

tomorrow is…

May 19
National Devil’s Food Cake Day
National May Ray Day

Giovanni della Robbia, Italian sculptor, born May 19, 1469 (onthisday.com)

The high altar of Paris cathedral Notre Dame is consecrated May 19, 1182, by Cardinal Henri de Château-Marçay and Maurice de Sully (onthisday.com)

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Abstract Shower Curtain featuring the photograph Black Hole Colors by Holly Morris
black hole colors shower curtain
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abstract with words it's only a dream
It’s only a dream
~ Alice
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Winnie the Pooh quotes
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“Could be worse.
Not sure how, but it could be…”
~ Winnie the Pooh

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upside down

May 18, 2020

fun with words

upside down
right side up
only you
can decide
which is right
which is wrong
upside down
or right side up

~ HCMorris ~

upside down: in such a way that the upper and lower parts are reversed in position; in or into great disorder (merriam-webster.com)

Amazon.com: Upside Down [DVD]: Movies & TV
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Upside Down

A romance/sci-fi movie released in 2012, staring Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess. “Though it is forbidden, a man devises a way to reunite with a long-lost love from the twin world that sits just above his own.” (audience)

Songs:

Diana Ross
Jack Johnson
Paloma Faith
Curious George

Books:

Koob: The Upside Down Book by Anna Brett
(A book that is written upside down)
Inside Outside Upside Down
(A Bernstein Bears Book)
Girl Upside Down by Nichole Williams
The Upside Down Riddle Book
(compiled and edited by Louis Phillips)

Some upside down images and phrases…
The following images are not mine…

“Learn to see things backwards, inside out, and upside down.” ~ John Heider

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“Just knowing that the world is round
Here I’m dancing on the ground
Am I right side up or upside down?
Is this real or am I dreaming?”
~ Dave Matthews

The astonishing CZA: How to find the upside-down rainbow | Hudson ...

“Life is a funny thing, the minute you think you’ve got everything figured out something comes along and turns it all upside down.” ~ Zayn Malik

upside down - Wiktionary

“The best path between two points is upside-down, between, then inside-out and round again.” ~ Lulu

Alice, reading upside down
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Alice in Wonderland Quotes | QuoteHD

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”
~ Alice in Wonderland

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It does seem, that in this year 2020, things have turned upside down, doesn’t it?

~sorry this post is late…

beetle was his name

May 18, 2020

picture of the day

beetle bag
taken April 29, 2020
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“I found a little beetle,
so that beetle was his name.”
~ A. A. Milne

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“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” (A. A. Milne)

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Necessary

May 17, 2020

Mt. Vernon – George Washington’s Historic Home…

Today, I wanted to show you some photos I took when I went to Mount Vernon with my son a few years ago. I also wanted to share my thoughts with you today… I’m not going to show you all the photos I took, save some for later.

It has been a cold and dreary day, drizzling off and on. It’s only 66 degrees (18.88 C) at the moment. Sometime soon I need to get my veggie plants outside and cucumber plants in the ground, hopefully this week. I was thinking today, but it’s not happening. When it’s cold and dreary, it’s hard to get a whole lot done…at least for me. On the bright side, we’re not wearing winter coats, nor have we fired up the wood stove. We are approaching the end of May and am hoping that those days are over. At least until fall. 2020 has been an odd year, so who knows…

Anyway, would you like to see some photos? I have included a link for a virtual tour near the end.

Hope you enjoy!

view of the Potomac River from the mansion,
located in Virginia, about 15 miles south of Washington, D.C.

The photo below is an outhouse…a very fancy one! Back in the day they were called privy’s or necessary’s. It is octagonal in shape. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a photo of the outside. There were too many people.

Necessary…

“A necessary was an outdoor privy, or toilet. Not only did it provide convenience, but the necessary also encouraged the centralized collection of human waste. The waste fell into large wooden drawers below the seats, which could easily be remover for proper disposal. The attractive design of the necessary exemplifies Washington’s interest in architecture and his desire to create a unified appearance for buildings near the mansion. This structure was rebuilt on the original site.”

During the winter months, the family and slaves used chamber pots.

The Old Tomb

The Old Tomb was the original resting place for George Washington and his family until 1831. The New Tomb was built based on his instructions in his will.

the old tomb had fallen into disrepair and upon Washington’s wishes,
a new one was built.

I don’t think George or Martha’s bones are actually in the caskets. The tomb has been broken into before (or at least they tried to), so the bodies were moved to a safer location. If I remember correctly…I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong.

You can visit the mansion virtually here. It is closed because of the pandemic until further notice.

Tomorrow is…

May 18
National No Dirty Dishes Day
National Visit Your Relatives Day
National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
National Cheese Souffle Day

On May 18, 1785, John Wilson, Scottish writer was born (d. 1854) (onthisday.com)

1593, Playwright Thomas Kyd’s accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe (onthisday.com)

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“If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.” ~ Stephen Wright

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my son begged and pleaded with me to take a picture, so he could show it off to his friends in elementary school…he knew he wasn’t allowed to take it to school, so this was the next best thing. The blade is sharp, will do some damage, if you want to!

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hold on

May 17, 2020

Sunday’s Inspiration

Hold on to what you believe in

When something feels right
hold on to it

Hold on. Be strong.
Remember what you’re fighting for

“Hold the vision.
Trust the process.”
~ unknown

H.O.P.E.
Hold On, Pain Ends

“When you get to the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.”
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Sometimes the best thing you can do
is not think
not wonder
not imagine
not obsess.
Just breathe
and have faith that everything
will work out for the best.

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effortlessly

May 17, 2020

picture of the day

taken April 28, 2020
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“She was one of the rare ones
so effortlessly herself
and the world loved her for it.”
~ Atticus

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Hello, May!
Open your eyes to the beauty of the world.

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close up of a bee

May 16, 2020

picture of the week

Carpenter Bee’s Close Up
taken May 13, 2020
f-stop: f/9 ;exposure time: 1/400sec; ISO 1000
focal length 55mm
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“If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth
man would have no more than four years to live.”
~ Albert Einstein

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I know the quote’s a little daunting, but it’s something worth remembering…


with love

May 16, 2020

Sorry I didn’t post anything last night, I wasn’t feeling well. I will explain at the end of the post. But first…

picture of the day

Wild Strawberry
taken April 29, 2020
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Do small things with great love

my first tree frogs of the season!

taken today with my cell phone…

Whenever I have a camera in my hands I always feel better! As for last night? I think the humidity got to me. I had it all nice and cool in the house, warmer outside than inside (78 degrees vs 89 outside, no Air Conditioning, no humidity inside), and when my boyfriend got home he opened the kitchen door. Letting the heat and humidity from outside in. I was in bed by 730 last night. I did take a shower to try and rinse all the heat off… the pool’s just too cold yet! I was having stomach issues as well, but you don’t want to hear about that! I still don’t feel 100%, but better.

So that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

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macro image of a gladiolus with the words LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

Life Is Beautiful

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daisy fleabane

May 15, 2020

I have these daisies growing all over the place on my property, as you may be aware.

My dad told me they were field daisies years ago, and I wasn’t completely sure after yesterdays post, so I decided to look it up.

They are called field daisies because, you guessed it, they are commonly found in fields. They flourish in fields, along roadsides and around waste areas, according to edible food.com. They prefer full sun, dry conditions, and somewhat alkaline soil – my property is great for them!

It is recognizable due to its composite flowers and hairy stems and leaves. It blooms early in the season.

  • common names: Erigeron annuus (scientific), Eastern Daisy Fleabane (native), Annual (Daisy) Fleabane; there are a number of species of fleabane
  • low-maintenance perennial but could also be considered annuals and biannuals
  • the petals are called rays
  • produces two types of leaves: lanceolate-to-ovate, basal leaves, they are long measuring up to 15cm; the leaves along the stem are smaller, toothed, clasping and hairy
  • grow anywhere from 30-150 cm in height
  • grow all across North America and have neutralized in Europe
  • seeds develop a milk weed type fluff and are dispersed by the wind

The leaves of this plant are edible, being used where ever you cook with greens. The leaves contain “caffeic acid which is an active compound that has antioxidative and neuroprotective effects on neuronal cells.” Depending on how it’s prepared, the leaves can be used as a diuretic, digestive ailments, astringent to stop mild bleeding, and can be used to soothe hemorrhoids, and to treat sever diarrhea.

Native Americans used this plant as an insect repellent and anti-itch medicine. The site doesn’t specify which parts were used. I looked it up in my “Handbook of Native American Herbs”, couldn’t find it. I’ve got several books about edible herbs, edible plants but I couldn’t find anything for this particular flower. I will keep searching.

Maybe I’ll do more posts about edible plants and how to use them…considering everything that is going on in the world, it might come in handy. For all of us!

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sources: https://www.ediblewildfood.com/daisy-fleabane.aspx
https://medium.com/catonsville-wild-plants/daisy-fleabane-8def43c9d7d
https://potomac.org/blog/2019/2/28/natures-medicine-8-native-plants-with-quite-a-history
https://www.friendsofthewildflowergarden.org/pages/plants/annualfleabane.html

to read yesterdays post, same topic (kind of) click here.

a beacon of hope

May 15, 2020

picture of the day

fluff
taken April 15, 2020
f-stop: f/9; exposure time: 1/320sec; ISO 800
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“When the world
has you feeling
like a weed
in the garden,

Know that someone
out there sees you
as a wish,
and a beacon of hope.”
~ unknown

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MAY
Emerald

This stone has always been associated with fertility,
rebirth and love, making it perfect for mothers
and future mothers.
Today, emeralds represent wisdom, growth and patience.

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