Birthday of a cherished son of the South

Birthday of a cherished son of the South

“I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and have never seen the day when I did not pray for...
Historic treasures discovered in bank vault

Historic treasures discovered in bank vault

This is old news – the discovery of the two trunks having been made in 2002 – but I just ran across this article and thought I’d share it in case there are others who were unaware.The discovery of two long-forgotten steamer trunks crammed with family...
‘Glorious Courage in One so Young’

‘Glorious Courage in One so Young’

For those who are not familiar with the young Confederate officer John Pelham, I thought I’d do a short post on one of his actions in Fredericksburg, Va. A Major of artillery at the age of 24, Pelham kept Union General William Franklin’s infantry (16,000...
Civil War cooking at Belle Grove Plantation

Civil War cooking at Belle Grove Plantation

I just got around to downloading video from my book signing event at beautiful Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, Va. that took place during the Cedar Creek Battle re-enactment in October. As you can see, the kitchen workers were preparing a full meal that included...
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