Horses and the Civil War

Horses and the Civil War

Rooney Lee During the tour of the historic Farley plantation last Saturday, our guide Clark “Bud” Hall talked about Gen. Robert E. Lee’s son, Fitzhugh “Rooney” Lee and his horse “Frantic,” both of whom participated in the...
Lunch at Farley: A Civil War treasure

Lunch at Farley: A Civil War treasure

The historic house called Farleywhere we ate lunch after our ride. Note: This is Part 2 of my experiences on June 4 as part of the Mosby Heritage Area Association Brandy Station Battlefield ride.After a morning of horseback riding across the beautiful rolling hills on...
Riding into history at Brandy Station

Riding into history at Brandy Station

Union Colonel Benjamin“Grimes” Davis was shotnear here. Part 1 The Battle of Brandy Station — the largest cavalry battle ever fought on the North American continent — took place on June 9, 1863. Of the 20,000 soldiers involved, about 17,000...
The Great Train Raid event

The Great Train Raid event

I started the Memorial Day weekend as I try to do every year, by placing flags on Veteran’s graves at Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg. Buried there are veterans of every war, including many from the Civil War. I seem to get assigned a different section every...
Heritage Day book signing in Purcellville

Heritage Day book signing in Purcellville

I didn’t take many photos at my book signing in Virginia on Saturday, but I sure had a great time! The event was Purcellville Heritage Day, an old-fashioned country fair that included a Civil War theme this year in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of...
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