Honoring America’s truest heroes

Honoring America’s truest heroes

For the first time in a few years, I was unable to help place flags on the graves of veterans at Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg for Memorial Day. Unfortunately I had to work, and I really feel like I’ve missed out on something special. The cemetery has...
Setting the record straight on a tragedy

Setting the record straight on a tragedy

I’m going to deviate a little from my usual topic of Civil War history to post something I found very interesting and provocative. It’s testimony from Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton,...
The death of J.E.B. Stuart

The death of J.E.B. Stuart

I’ve been busier than usual this month, but did not want May 12 to pass without noting the death of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart (I missed the anniversary of the death of Stonewall Jackson on May 10). As a historical fiction author, I like to show the human side of the...
Mother’s Day connection to the Civil War

Mother’s Day connection to the Civil War

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.”– Abraham Lincoln Ever wondered when Mother’s Day started and why? They say the honoring of mothers goes back to the ancient Greek era when the mother of many Greek mythology deities...
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