The Wandering Rebel
"...In great deeds something abides. On great
fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear; but spirits
linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls. And reverent men
and women from afar, and generations that know us not and that we know not
of, heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done
for them, shall come to this deathless field, to ponder and dream; and lo!
the shadow of a mighty presence shall wrap them in its bosom and the power
of the vision pass into their souls..."
I have collected ghoststories for a number of years. I will make no claim of knowing of the truth of the stories, but I do know that the best of them all have a basis of fact. This past November, I was asked to present a program on Civil War Ghosts, the stories below are the highlights of that talk.
- Griswoldville Ghost Regiment, Griswoldville, Georgia
- Johnson's Island, Lake Erie
- Parker's Crossroads, Parker's Crossroads, Tennessee