Civil War service offers glimpse into the past

Civil War service offers glimpse into the past

I attended a church service a few Sunday’s ago at the United States Christian Commission Civil War Chapel in Gettysburg, and have been remiss in not writing about it. As you can see from the picture at right, you really get a taste of how services were...
A memorable Memorial Day

A memorable Memorial Day

Don’t know why it’s taken me more than a week to write about my Memorial Day experiences, but I’m finally getting around to it. I thought I’d share because it was such an unusual set of circumstances that led to the discovery of some...
Aldie Mill’s Civil War ties

Aldie Mill’s Civil War ties

I had a great time signing copies of my Civil War novel, Shades of Gray, in Aldie, Va. on Saturday during the village’s bicentennial celebration. The best part was getting to sit right in front of the historic Aldie Mill which was used to supply grain to horses...
A Civil War connection to Mother’s Day

A Civil War connection to Mother’s Day

Since I am lucky enough to have one of the best mothers on the planet, I decided to do a post on the celebration of Mother’s Day. What a great surprise to find out that this holiday actually has a Civil War connection. Though the earliest historical records of a...
Pre-Civil War: The Art of Letter Writing

Pre-Civil War: The Art of Letter Writing

Ironic that on the day a poll came out revealing that 31 percent of teens send more than 100 text messages daily, I received my 1851 copy of The American Letter-Writer and Mirror of Polite Behaviour: A Useful Guide in the Art of Letter-Writing with Rules of Conduct...
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