David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Friday, 14 February 2020

Marching through Georgia!

Just over a week ago Sue and I went over to Much Wenlock. It was a nice sunny day and we enjoyed a mooch about the town and a spot of lunch in a local hostelry. We also spent some time in a second hand bookshop there.
They must have recently acquired someone's ACW collection, as there were a decent number of shelves with ACW themed books. Perhaps back in the day when I wrote scenarios for Wargames Illustrated I might have bought two or three, but for now I bought just one ~
A snip at £7.00 I thought and so far it's proving a good choice. A few years ago now I followed Sherman's route from Atlanta with Joe Moore, visiting a number of sites along the way. The book has bought back some very good memories, perhaps I ought to think about another trip stateside, I've never visited Shiloh and Vicksburg...

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  1. We're marching on Atlanta and Savannah in May.

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    1. You, marching? Don't make me laugh John! We are past marching, by a long way, you and I.

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    2. Speak for yourself!

      ATLANTA–SAVANNAH

      Head south through rich, rolling farmland to the historic seaport of Savannah for a 2-night stay. On this afternoon’s TROLLEY TOUR, you will see attractions like the City Market, Forsyth Park, Mercer House, Madison Square (where General Sherman concluded his “March to the Sea”), Colonial Park Cemetery, and the world-famous River Street. The evening is free to explore this charming city on your own.

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    3. I see no mention of marching there though John...

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    4. I think even that may be stretching a point...😉

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    5. John's meandering stroll through Georgia wouldn't make much of a tune!

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  2. Shiloh is well worth a visit, Vicksburg was OK, seem to remember it as still a 'small town' especially near the river. Did get great BBQ and corn bread there,mmmm.

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  3. I visited Chickamauga last November. It a couple of hours North of Atlanta and well worth a visit.

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    1. Did all those in past years, particularly enjoyed the views from Lookout Mountain.

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  4. Looks like a good read!
    Best Iain

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    1. I am finding it enjoyable and interesting so far. I like the many contemporary letters and diaries the narrative is drawn on.

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