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Ghosts and birds on the ridge

    The Lightnin’ Ridge I mention so often is the ridge top where I live and work. It is suppose to be the highest point in the county. I have my home and office here and 20 acres of big mature trees of all species, which comprises this separate parcel of land since the 1850s at least, according to the deed. There are deep ruts here on this ridge top made by the cannons and wagons of union forces during the Civil War passing through here toward a crossing on the Pomme de Terre river a mile or so below me. I have about 12 inches of a broken saber blade that was found here, and a few other items I think may have come from that time.

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