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Old 08-08-2010, 05:37 PM   #16
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Is that the east or west side? we were looking for the east side.
East
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:50 PM   #17
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Very frustrating that we didn't find it
and from the photo it looks like it should be obvious where it is.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:27 AM   #18
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Lakota - After your Lab trip, I read your Stonewall report. I enjoyed it because in 2002 I was on temporary assignment in DC and I had a little Super Moto to scoot around on. I spent the year reading Shelby Foote's trilogy of the Civil War and riding out to visit the fields on the weekends. It was great. My favs were Gettysburg, Antietam, and Fredricksburg.

In 2007 on a whim, I took a week to hit more battlefields in sort of a big loop. I hit Gettysburg again, Chicamauga Creek, Mobile, New Orleans and then took the 'Trace' to see Shiloh Church. As you know these battles were fought at different times, and not in succession, so the order was more about my route. You might skim it.

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Old 09-14-2010, 07:06 AM   #19
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Thanks for sharing the pics and story. M wife karen and I stayed in Lexington in June during a Moto tour. We visited the cemetery and Jackson memorial.

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Old 12-18-2010, 11:28 AM   #20
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Nice tour, Thanks!
The old tunnel east side is just north of the current tunnel.
Here's a link to a map that shows the location:
http://wikimapia.org/14642342/Crozet-Tunnel-Ruin

Here's a link another pic of the old Crozet tunnel

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1366/...4facc8.jpg?v=0
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:57 AM   #21
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Great to see some shots of Lexington, Lakota. It's my home away from home. There are some incredible (and scary) twisties in the area, which I haven't even had the chance to ride on.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:01 PM   #22
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Very nice report...thanks for taking the time!
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:21 AM   #23
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Thanks for the report, glad it was at the top of the page this am! As an elementary student in VA, I went to Lexington and vividly remember seeing the surgical instruments used in Jackson's amputation on display.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:44 AM   #24
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Never had the time to explore this region of the US, although I keep threatening too. Thanks for the very interesting report. These old civil war sites are interesting.
Great job.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:54 AM   #25
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Great report!!

Growing up in alittle town in the south(Kennesaw,Ga). I have always been facinated by THE war. I litterally played as a kid in trenches and fox holes behind our house. My Father and I would go metal detecting all the time. We have found many interesting artifacts including muskets,shells and cannon balls. One of my favorites is a musket with some serious bite marks. Where some poor guy was literally biting the bullet-probally as they amputated one of his limbs. It is nearly flat with what looks to be molar indentions. It started as a 50 cal I think. Also on a lighter note the guys would sit around and carv bullets. We have found a couple examples of this. One is in the shape of a pecker. Juvenile humor has always been around I guess. Heres a cool thing to do. Find a history book with photos from the war. Then go and find that place today. I have done this many times when we were metal detecting. I would try to get in the exact spot the photographer was when he took the pic. It will amaze you at how it looked then and now. There are so many places that dont have those roadside placards. That played a role in our history.
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:52 AM   #26
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Nice Job! even though I live 5 miles from Jackson's (arm) grave, I never take enough time to visit and explore like I should. When making a living slows down a little I will try to catch up more. Thanks for your time on the RR, it was great!
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:05 PM   #27
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:48 AM   #28
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thanks to everyone for bringing this report back to life. it was a fun 2 day ride. after looking at the link to where the tunnel is I can't believe how close we got before walking out onto the "new" tracks.

and there will be another Civil War ride nest summer. already in planning.
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:39 PM   #29
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Very nice report and history lesson. For more history on Stonewall, I recommend R. L. Dabney's books. Most are out of print, some available in reprint...

"The Life and Campaigns of Lt. Gen Thomas J Jackson (Stonewall Jackson)"

Dabney was Stonewall's chaplain, staff member, and friend.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:29 PM   #30
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In the spirit of your tour, here's a book you might enjoy: Confederates in the Attic.
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