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November 9, 1998
Were Glendening ads negative campaigning or fair warning?Gov. Parris N. Glendening's television ads attacking Ellen R. Sauerbrey were criticized as negative. The race was labeled one of the ugliest campaigns in the nation this year. But I do not think the media or the public should be so quick to call his ads negative.If you lived for years next to a known criminal, and he then moved into your friend's neighborhood -- telling your friend what a nice and trustworthy person he was -- would you not warn your friend of the possible danger?
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By ROB HIAASEN and ROB HIAASEN,SUN STAFF | October 24, 1998
To my dearest, brave war hero,I send you all my love -- to my one true sweetheart. Thanks for protecting our family, our land and our great nation. Everyone here is so very proud of you. You are so brave!-- Janet Calhoun to her husband, Pvt. Brad Calhoun, Company C, 7th West Virginia Regiment, Union Army Brad Calhoun's radio is willfully set to a classical music station. An Ansel Adams print pretties his living room wall. A living room. What is that? And the sofa, it's soft and bloodless.
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By Robert Little and Robert Little,SUN STAFF | September 13, 1998
BOONSBORO -- While the troops under his command primped and practiced yesterday for a battle they knew they would lose, "Brig. Gen." Bob Drane squatted under a white canvas awning and explained how he was going to die.A bullet would hit him in the chest, he said, just as a battalion of North Carolina infantrymen charged forward to reinforce the Confederate left flank. His men would drag him to a quiet spot in the woods, and he would bleed to death. The bugler would sound taps.And today, he'll do it again.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 6, 1998
About 1,500 Civil War buffs will be re-enacting the Battle of South Mountain next weekend near Boonsboro.The event is expected to be the biggest Civil War re-enactment in Maryland this year.An re-enactment area has been selected because it has no modern vistas.The event is sponsored by the Central Maryland Heritage League, the Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the 7th Maryland Volunteer Infantry. The re-enactment features battles both Saturday and Sunday, artillery fire and civilian activities.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | August 23, 1998
Civil War re-enactors from the Army of Northern Virginia faced the federal Army of the Shenandoah yesterday to fight the Battle of Taneytown. Actually, there never was a Battle of Taneytown. The battle that might have been was fought instead at Gettysburg, Pa., 19.7 miles up the road from the northwest Carroll County community. But what's a Civil War festival without a battle? "We'll fight the battle that should have been," Jerry Holden, a Carroll County re-enactor taking part in the combat staged for the third annual Celebrate Taneytown festival, said last week.
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By Ron Snyder and Ron Snyder,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | July 21, 1998
One hundred years ago, Sgt. Augustus Walley was in Cuba and the Philippines, fighting in the Spanish-American War. A member of the all-black Buffalo Soldiers cavalry unit, he fought alongside Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders at Kettle Hill and San Juan Heights.Yesterday, the memory of the Reisterstown native was honored with the unveiling of a memorial plaque at the intersection of Route 140 and Cockeys Mills Road in Reisterstown.For Houston Wedlock, a retired Army sergeant and Buffalo Soldier re-enactor, the memorial represents long-overdue recognition for Walley, who also received two Medals of Honor.
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By Alec Klein and Alec Klein,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Sheridan Lyons contributed to this article | July 11, 1998
Clinton Wakefield Epps is racing through the woods, sunshine piercing through the dusk, smoky and unreal, heart thumping, hair flying, imagining himself a Confederate infantryman in pursuit of Yankee cavalry.He is rushing forward, out into the clearing -- and there, he's trapped by Union re-enactors. Then it happens: a sudden blow against his neck, paralysis. He is falling, raising his left hand, feeling blood flowing from his neck and struggling to his knees and whispering "Medic."A man pretending to be a Union soldier calls out: "Bang, you're dead."
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | July 8, 1998
Pennsylvania authorities have charged a 52-year-old resident of France in the wounding of a Virginia re-enactor Friday during the 135th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.Authorities in Adams County filed charges of simple assault and reckless endangerment against Christian Evo, of Muret, France, after an investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police.Clinton Wakefield Epps, 22, of Charlottesville, was shot in the neck with a Civil War-era revolver or replica while playing the part of a Confederate infantryman with the 7th Virginia Regiment.
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By Eric Siegel and Sheridan Lyons and Eric Siegel and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Jamie Stiehm contributed to this article | July 7, 1998
The Civil War really came home last weekend for Clinton Wakefield Epps.Epps, one of thousands of re-enactors who restaged the Battle of Gettysburg on the 135th anniversary of the bloody confrontation, was in satisfactory condition yesterday after being shot in the neck last week with what authorities said was a Civil War-era revolver or replica.The 22-year-old Charlottesville, Va., man, who was shot a little over an hour after the battle began about 4 p.m. Friday, said he was "somewhat disappointed" that he missed most of the event but expressed relief he was not more seriously injured.
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By Alec Klein and Jamie Stiehm and Alec Klein and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | July 6, 1998
FREEDOM TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- It was 1:29 on a July afternoon awash in sunlight, and all things still seemed possible.There was still time for the Union troops to take their final positions on the high ground. A country mile across the field, there was still time for Pickett's Charge not to begin, as the Southern writer William Faulkner once wistfully observed in the novel "Intruder in the Dust."Yesterday, as 15,000 Civil War re-enactors played out the final scene of the Battle of Gettysburg, the man who portrayed Gen. Robert E. Lee gazed at the reckless Confederate rush whose outcome could not be changed - even 135 years later.
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