Saturday, April 4, 2015

Civil War Buff's Campaign Ends Soon After 65 Battlefields-- Part 1: "There Are Worse Hobbies"

From the April 4, 2015, Yahoo! News, AP "After 65 battlefields, buff's Civil War campaign nears end" by Steve Szkotak.

From 2011 to next weekend, Primo Civil War Buff Rob Orriso, 39, has been visiting the battlefield of yore, apparently mostly on the actual 150th anniversary of the fight.  I have to wonder if he was at the Battle of Fort Fisher?

Along the way, he figures he has spent some $10,000 and logged "thousands and thousands of miles."  he has an extremely understanding wife, but sometimes marital strife ensued, especially with next weekend's surrender of Lee at Appomattox Courthouse coming into conflict with a certain wedding anniversary.

Even so, he intends to be there at the conclusion of his quest along with his two-year-old son Carter.

Mr. Orriso shrugs and smiles, "There are worse hobbies."

More to Come.  --Old Secesh

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