Posted by Lt. Col. John Armstrong on September 13, 2000 at 17:15:09:
In Reply to: Ghosts of Blanket Hill posted by Victoria on September 13, 2000 at 15:43:08:
: When the fire died to embers, and the wind sighed through the trees as you pulled your blankets tighter about yourselves did you feel the spirits of long ago in the dark about you? Perhaps one of them was Andrew Simpson, killed there when Ol' Fergus was taken by the Senecas.
: BTW, my maiden name was Rea, cousins to those that left Hackettstown, NJ a bit earlier for the wilds of backwoods Reastown, PA where they lived near the Mooreheads and Anderson's.
Blanket Hill is a hallowed place, indeed. Good men died there, on both sides. I felt it as a lad growing up there, and I felt it again last week. When we were there last Friday morning, we had a Remembrance to all who were there long ago.
I will be elaborating on it as time passes, but suffice it to say...Yes! Spirits were present, and I am sure...there is no doubt in my mind...that your ancestor was among them.
I am, and remain, your humble servant,
Lt. Col. John Armstrong, aka,
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