Words of love straight from the heart

Words of love straight from the heart

Find out who wrote the stirring words below – and why the date and the time are so important. You might be surprised that a man was writing a sweet, enduring love letter to his wife at this moment in our nation’s history. Now, I go; but remember always...
Words from the heart during the Civil War

Words from the heart during the Civil War

I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day approach and not write something on the art of letter writing, which was so important during the Civil War. Eloquently written love letters were part of Victorian era courtship and continued through a couple’s marriage....
Winter Wonderland in Gettysburg

Winter Wonderland in Gettysburg

Just wanted to add one photo of the Winter Wonderland in Pennsylvania (and all over the Northeast) that I missed putting on my blog. The camera lens doesn’t quite capture the sparkling beauty of the landscape, but it gives those in warmer climates at least an...
Wreath project born from Marine’s death

Wreath project born from Marine’s death

This post is a little off topic from my usual focus on the Civil War, but relates perfectly to my customary theme of honor and self-sacrifice — virtues that have been exhibited by those who have served in our military through the ages. Many of you may have seen...
Take me home country roads

Take me home country roads

I am really off-topic this week, but I can’t help but write about the vanishing countryside around my small town of Gettysburg as the city folk and progress move in. I was completely stunned when I drove down my dirt driveway earlier this week to find that a...
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