Confederate History Month is here

Confederate History Month is here

April means warm weather, spring flowers — and of course, Confederate History Month. This year is especially relevant as the 150th Anniversary “Sesquicentennial” of the War Between the States, 1861-1865, is now underway through 2015. The Confederate History...
A visit to Point Lookout: Civil War prison camp

A visit to Point Lookout: Civil War prison camp

I just got back from a short trip to Southern Maryland, where I had the opportunity to visit Point Lookout at the very tip of Maryland. Located on a peninsula formed by the confluence of the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, the Point is...
150th anniversary of the Civil War events

150th anniversary of the Civil War events

Oh, my this is going to be a busy year! Hope you are all aware of the great historical events taking place across the nation to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the War Between the States. I will be in Charleston, S.C. in April — yep, where...
A trip into the past

A trip into the past

Well, I promised some more photos from Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, so here they are. You have to appreciate the beautiful craftsmanship on some of these monuments and wonder about the amount of time it must have taken to create them. I am always drawn to those...
Noble Cause is here!

Noble Cause is here!

Yes, the 150th anniversary of the Civil War commemorative edition of the historical fiction novel Shades of Gray is finally here! The new title is Noble Cause: A Novel of Love and War. It is a hardcover edition, and came about as a result of numerous romance...
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