Civil War exploits of John Mosby

Civil War exploits of John Mosby

Since I neglected to write about Colonel John Mosby’s first raid as a captain that occurred the first week of March in 1863, I thought I’d pick up on what took place later in the month. To give a brief summary of that first excursion, however, since it...
The great Civil War snowball fight

The great Civil War snowball fight

Here in Pennsylvania, we know about the unpredictable weather of March. Yesterday (when I worked 12 hours), it was sunny and in the 60s. Today, it’s going to be in the 40s and windy. During the Civil War, the unpredictable weather helped to break the routine of...
A trip back in time to Olde Virginia

A trip back in time to Olde Virginia

Well, I’m back from beautiful Charlottesville and the Virginia Festival of the Book, and boy did I have fun! Though I was only there a short time, I did take the opportunity to see some of the historic sites the Charlottesville area has to offer. My first stop...
Civil War graffiti & a new photo of Lincoln

Civil War graffiti & a new photo of Lincoln

So many great Civil War stories in the news this week, I wanted to post a couple in case you missed them. As an historical fiction author, I am always keeping my eyes open for these, and it always amazes me when we learn something new about this period! The first one...
Another page from Civil War history

Another page from Civil War history

“Then not one drop of blood was shed in vain.” I found this passage about the Confederates repulsing an overwhelming force against unbelievable odds, and thought I would share. This type of writing is why I fell in love with reading first-hand accounts of...
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