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NESS: Krystalnacht on the Schwarza Express

NESS: Krystalnacht on the Schwarza Express

Tuesday, June 19, 1635 West Virginia County Astrid Schäubin puttered around her room, straightening everything. She tugged at the solid but inexpensive table beside her bed, trying to square it up. It creaked across the wooden floorboards. "Astrid, are you still up?"...
Reed & Kathy Sue

Reed & Kathy Sue

Our House, Grantville! Tuesday, June 12, 1635 Dear Reed,         I miss you so much already.  Wish you could have stayed, but they need you.  I’m so proud of you.         Thank you so much for moving us back to Grantville.  It was a hassle you didn’t need...
The Slasher

The Slasher

Monday, June 24, 1635   I stopped at The Striped Cat at the end of the first day’s ride. The inn’s namesake—or perhaps a descendant—was sunning herself on the steps. The building was new, less than twenty years old. Most of Tangermünde had burned in...
The Red Lion Regiment, Episode Three

The Red Lion Regiment, Episode Three

Tuesday, November 22, 1633   Two days later, Fuchs Company found itself on cartridge rolling detail. Some of the men hated cartridge detail because it was tedious. Wrap a sixth-sheet of rag paper around a wooden dowel, glue the edge, fill it with sixty grains of...
The Red Lion Regiment, Episode Two

The Red Lion Regiment, Episode Two

Friday, November 18, 1633   A couple days later, Leutnant Keller was running Fuchs Company through firing drills. Firing drill is really repetitive, Andreas Strauss thought. Rather like making barrels. Worse, it was dry firing—no one was going to let a leutnant...
The Red Lion Regiment, Episode One

The Red Lion Regiment, Episode One

October, 1633   Andreas Strauss hurried along the road toward Erfurt. The October afternoon was cold and rainy, and he wanted to arrive before dark. It had been a fairly good year. The crop was decent, and the family business had sold all the barrels they could...
Snow White and the r-ARC

Snow White and the r-ARC

Wednesday, July 25, 1635 USE Army encampment near Halle   “More regiments are arriving. Make sure the company area is squared away. Do it right and you probably will not have to do it over,” Leutnant Rupert Spitzer repeated as he passed by. Sergeant...
The Saale Levies

The Saale Levies

Tuesday, November 15, 1633 Between Kösen and Naumburg   Hans Heinrich von Hessler had hurried to Kassel, resigned from the Hessian army (with appropriate regrets), and planned to arrive home less than two weeks after he left. He needed as much time as possible to...
Occupied Saxony

Occupied Saxony

April, 1633 Kleinjena, Saxony   "I can see Kleinjena!" Helene said. "We are home!" Heinz smiled. He was happy his wife was excited, but they had been gone almost two years. He wasn't sure what kind of reception they'd receive. Everyone in Kleinjena had scattered...