The softer side of Lincoln

The softer side of Lincoln

I came across an anecdote about Lincoln meeting General George Pickett’s wife and baby, and thought I would share it. It was found in the book “The Heart of a Soldier: The Intimate Letters from General George E. Pickett to his Wife,” and is told by...
Love and duty during the Civil War

Love and duty during the Civil War

Since I’m pressed for time this week, I thought I’d pull up some old posts that readers might find interesting. This one is about General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson – a man most people would not think of as being a “softie.”...
A real walk in the past lane

A real walk in the past lane

If you read my “Glamorous Life” blog post you know I had a book signing in the beautiful Virginia town of Warrenton last Saturday. While there, I took some pictures of houses that I have passed hundreds of times, but like most people, never really stopped...
The Glamorous Life of an Author

The Glamorous Life of an Author

Today I thought I’d share with readers a small glimpse into the life of an award-winning author. For anyone out there who is not yet published, or who is published but has not yet done a book signing, here is a peek into the lifestyle of the not-so-famous....
Crossing the Potomac

Crossing the Potomac

Sept. 1, 2008As most Civil War buffs know, there is just something about standing on the actual spot where events occurred that transforms words in a history book into something real and tangible. Such was the case on Saturday, Aug. 30, when I took part in the 10th...
The Valley “Yard Crawl”

The Valley “Yard Crawl”

Well, in my last post I said time was flying and now here it is, the end of August, with Labor Day right around the corner. I did manage to make it down to Virginia this summer for the Yard Crawl on Rt. 11 through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. I highly recommend it...
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