Out in the garden

Out in the garden

 Some of the first flowers topop up in the Spring. This is off topic since I usually write about historical sites or stories of interest, but since I’ve spent so much time in my gardens this year, I thought I’d share the fruits of my labor...
Heritage and History at Book Signing

Heritage and History at Book Signing

Officers, including Col. Mosby, inWarrenton, Va. for Heritage Day. After another flood of rain on Friday, Sept. 23, in Gettysburg, I made the trek to Warrenton, Va. for the annual Heritage Day celebration on Saturday with a bit of trepidation. The forecast...
Great post on search engines for history students

Great post on search engines for history students

Just received this info from a kind reader who has written an excellent post called “75 Search Engines for History Students.” Take a look for yourself, but it is really nice that they are broken down into categories like: search engines for history...
Mixing pleasure with Civil War history

Mixing pleasure with Civil War history

It’s been such a busy September that I haven’t even had time to post about my mini-vacation to Ocean City a week ago. It turned out to be a drab, cloudy, rainy three days set between week-long runs of sunny weather, but we had a great time. As you can see...
Prison break a part of Civil War history

Prison break a part of Civil War history

Today is an important day in Civil War history – not for a famous battle or skirmish – but for an event that required no less courage and perseverance than the bloodiest encounter. On Feb. 8, 1864, Yankee prisoners in Richmond’s infamous Libby prison...
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