Southern spy’s Civil War album

Southern spy’s Civil War album

I’m in the process of reading Charles Mauro’s new book A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia, and wanted to take a moment to share a few things that made me smile. The book is about the album given by Gen. J.E.B. Stuart to Laura Ratcliffe, a young girl in...
Mosby Ranger Descendant Reunion

Mosby Ranger Descendant Reunion

I’m really excited to be attending the Mosby Heritage Area Association’s 2nd Annual Mosby Ranger Descendant Reunion this Saturday at the Inn at Kelly’s Ford in southern Fauquier County. Most of you are probably familiar with the fact the the main character...
Tribute to a Confederate hero

Tribute to a Confederate hero

“With the bitterness of war all gone, there remains to Americans, North and South, a precious heritage of valor, of self-sacrifice, of sturdy, unflagging never-give-up spirit, a heritage which, in future days of possible stress, will prove inspiration unto us....
Civil War exploits of John Mosby

Civil War exploits of John Mosby

Since I neglected to write about Colonel John Mosby’s first raid as a captain that occurred the first week of March in 1863, I thought I’d pick up on what took place later in the month. To give a brief summary of that first excursion, however, since it...
Civil War landmark is almost history

Civil War landmark is almost history

One of the many benefits to come out of book signings is the wonderful people I get to meet. The signing I did at Historic Blenheim in Fairfax, Va. is certainly no exception. Mentioning to one visitor that the main character in Shades of Gray is based loosely on...
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