By now those of you who are regular readers have probably noticed a few things different about the CPT starting with the photo at the top of this story I took looking across the Potomac River here at Coltons Point toward Virginia. That view extends the length of our little village and the river is about two miles wide at this view. A mile downriver near the St. Clement's Museum the river grows to seven miles wide and the view is sill breath taking.
Interestingly, the photo includes the Virginia riverside locations of the birth of two famous people in our history, President George Washington, father of our nation, and Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate Army. As a surveyor Washington used to walk the lands of Coltons Point before leading us through the Revolution while Lee is recognized as the greatest soldier in American history and a friend of Abraham Lincoln whose army he fought to defeat. Not many people know Lincoln offered to name him commander of the Union army but he could not give up his loyalty to the South.
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