Civil War love letter touches the heart

Civil War love letter touches the heart

I have a real soft spot for old love letters, and this one is so beautiful, I thought I’d share it as pat of Confederate History Month. Harvey Black descended from the founding family of Blacksburg, Virginia, and served as a surgeon to the Army of Northern...
Birthday of the American Civil War

Birthday of the American Civil War

“I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication, demanding the evacuation of this fort, and to say, in reply thereto, that it is a demand with which I regret that my sense of honor and my obligations to my Government prevent my compliance.” –...
Stonewall’s wife recounts final moments

Stonewall’s wife recounts final moments

Confederate History MonthPart II of Stonewall Jackson’s life and death Much has been written about the military prowess and friendly-fire wounding of General Stonewall Jackson, but as a historical fiction author, I like to look at the more human side of the War...
Wife remembers her Confederate hero

Wife remembers her Confederate hero

No remembrance of Confederate history could be complete without something about General “Stonewall” Jackson. Since his military prowess is already well documented, and since, as an historical fiction author I prefer to show the human side of the War...
A Confederate view of the Civil War

A Confederate view of the Civil War

In honor of Confederate Heritage Month, I thought I’d print part of a publication called “A Confederate Catechism” by Lyon Gardiner Tyler. (Third edition, Nov. 21, 1929). A Confederate Catechism What was the cause of secession in 1861?It was the fact...
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