Arlington House: Memorial to Robert E. Lee

Arlington House: Memorial to Robert E. Lee

Arlington House Part II There are probably some people out there who don’t know that Arlington National Cemetery is located on the grounds of Arlington House, the home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee for three decades. It has long been a place that I wanted...
A sacred shrine – Arlington Cemetery

A sacred shrine – Arlington Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery Part 1 After a heavy book signing schedule in April and May, and then working long hours throughout the month of June (as in 85 hours in one week) I’ve taken some time off in July to get caught up. Last week I checked off one of the...
Warshing clothes in the old days

Warshing clothes in the old days

Saw this post and thought I’d share a piece of life during the Civil War. This is a word-for-word copy of what an Alabama grandmother gave to a new bride, with spelling errors and all. I think it’s funny because I hear people complain all the time about...
Civil War book signing at Manassas event

Civil War book signing at Manassas event

I’m looking forward to my next book signing at Prospero’s Books in Manassas, Va. The signing will coincide with the 150th anniversary of the first large battle of the Civil War: First Manassas or the Battle of Bull Run. Since I launched my Civil War novel...
Civil War novel wins award for Southern fiction

Civil War novel wins award for Southern fiction

I’m not sure what happened that it is July already. Maybe it was the 85 hours I worked the last week of June at my part-time job? I didn’t see my house except to sleep for almost two weeks, and am still in the process of catching up. Despite those long...
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