A visit to Point Lookout: Civil War prison camp

A visit to Point Lookout: Civil War prison camp

I just got back from a short trip to Southern Maryland, where I had the opportunity to visit Point Lookout at the very tip of Maryland. Located on a peninsula formed by the confluence of the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, the Point is...
150th anniversary of the Civil War events

150th anniversary of the Civil War events

Oh, my this is going to be a busy year! Hope you are all aware of the great historical events taking place across the nation to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the War Between the States. I will be in Charleston, S.C. in April — yep, where...
A trip into the past

A trip into the past

Well, I promised some more photos from Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, so here they are. You have to appreciate the beautiful craftsmanship on some of these monuments and wonder about the amount of time it must have taken to create them. I am always drawn to those...
Sorrow, hope and history at Hollywood Cemetery

Sorrow, hope and history at Hollywood Cemetery

 Tombstones overlooking the James. As most of you know, I had a Valentine’s Day book signing at Shirley Plantation for my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray this week. With so much to see in Richmond, I went a day early–and stayed a day later. My...
Romance and Civil War history on the plantation

Romance and Civil War history on the plantation

Shirley Plantation main house. The tree is 350 years old.James River lies just behind. I’m back from my whirlwind trip to Richmond where I signed copies of my Civil War novel Shades of Gray at Shirley Plantation on Valentine’s Day. What a great...
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