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Day Five - Seven Springs to Goldsboro

Posted by Philip Brown on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : Walk Home NC 


May 15, 2015

Tonight I am writing inside a barn in the Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield. I left this morning from the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. On my way out of the park I stopped at the visitor center and looked at some of the wonderful exhibits.

Myself and Julia then hit the road. The weather was generally very nice and the terrain was rolling which was a welcome relief from the boring flat lands that I have previously covered.

We covered a total of 13 miles today from the Seven Sprin...


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A Day of Rest - Kinston

Posted by Duke Homestead on Sunday, May 17, 2015, In : Walk Home NC 
While Wednesday was a rest day for Philip, he wasn't without something to do. In the morning the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center hosted a breakfast for Philip along with local veterans. After breakfast, one of the site staff gave Philip, the veterans, and the support team a tour of the new exhibits. Of course, it was the Neuse itself, sitting in it's new home, that made the largest impression.





Philip then went to two local schools to present a program about life after war. He was accompanied by ...

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Day Three - Rest Day in Kinston

Posted by Philip Brown on Sunday, May 17, 2015, In : Walk Home NC 


May 13, 2015

 

Today was a simply amazing day. I won’t be able to capture everything in this journal. If you’re reading this and you want to know more you will have to ask me personally some day.

I spent the day in Kinston. The day began with a breakfast with a number of veterans. I am once again overwhelmed by the out-pouring of hospitality I have been shown. After breakfast at the Neuse Interpretive Center and seeing the amazing exhibits we all went to two schools and talked to Stud...


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The Second Day is the Hardest - Cove City to Kinston in Pictures

Posted by Duke Homestead on Sunday, May 17, 2015, In : Walk Home NC 
Day two dawned sunny and hot. Philip and Wade spent the night in the Cove City Baptist Church and while it was 17 miles to Kinston via highway 70, they would be taking back roads that day and covering 20 miles to get there. 




The day quickly turned even hotter and Philip and Wade were forced to take more rest breaks than they had anticipated. The sun was setting by the time they reached Kinston.






Almost their destination, Philip and Wade were joined by veteran Sgt. Jason Posey who walked the last...

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Stormy Monday - New Bern to Cove City in Pictures

Posted by Duke Homestead Staff on Sunday, May 17, 2015, In : Walk Home NC 
At Union Point Park in New Bern, Philip, along with three other reenactors prepared for what would be a stormy first day.





Shortly after lunch, the group came across Francis Riggs and Nancy Hawkins Wood stopped the group, asking for news of Francis' son and giving them some supplies including a charm of protection. They were also hoping to find a person who was heading all the way to Durham Station and could take a letter.





The rain eventually stopped and the day turned sunny and hot. By the time...

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Training for the Walk

Posted by Philip Brown on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Walk Home NC 

The long walk home is fast approaching and I am hard at work preparing for this historic journey.  The process of getting ready for such a daunting task is multi-faceted.  My main concern when we first began talking about this event was my feet.  I will be doing this program in period shoes that were graciously provided by one of our sponsors, having said that I wanted to ensure that they were properly broken in. 

New all leather shoes can be stiff when they arrive brand new, if not properly t...


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