A Railroader’s Story of Manassas, Virginia

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


When you ask most people about what is famous about what is so famous about the city of Manassas, Virginia, what do you think their answer would be?  Most of the time, the answer will be the two major battles of the Civil War.  Besides, it was in the first battle where a Confederate general named Thomas Jackson earned the name ‘Stonewall Jackson’.  The Manassas National Battlefield is also the most visited historic site in Manassas.  What most people do not know is how Manassas came to be.

The city was originally called Manassas Junction.  It was built around the junction of two railroads: the Alexandria and Orange and the Manassas Gap Railroad.  (These routes are now owned by Norfolk Southern.)  It was also here in Manassas where the railroad was first used in military action.  General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson boarded his troops on a train in what is now…

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It started out with hearing Duke yelp followed by him running into the house with a trail of blood behind him.

Then there was Garry holding him down while I try to find the bandages, cleanser, and tape. Me, cleaning the wound. Bandages. I didn’t shave the fur off because I didn’t have equipment to do it and he was bleeding. I slathered the wound with antibiotic ointment. I believe in antibiotic ointment. It has been a life saver for various injuries in humans and dogs.

It looks like Duke was shot with a pellet gun, or maybe a strong be-bee gun. Garry thinks maybe there’s something in the yard on which he stabbed himself. I know someone shot Bonnie when she was younger. She still has the pellet under her skin, so I have reason to be suspicious that the same people did it again.

The hole in Duke’s leg…

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Ghosts: 10 of the most haunted places in and around Lancashire – Places – Lancashire Life — Asruthr Occult

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Here’s another wonderful collation: this time, the most haunted places in Lancashire! Brrrrr!  Read on, if you dare . . .

For those in my home of Lancashire, here is a good guide from Lancashire Life as to the Ten Most Haunted places around the county! As Halloween approaches, Mairead Mahon takes ghoulish delight visiting some of the region’s spookiest haunts Source: 10 of the most haunted places in and around Lancashire – Places – Lancashire…

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