Birthday of a Southern hero

Birthday of a Southern hero

“I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and have never seen the day when I did not pray for them.” –...
Birthday of a cherished son of the South

Birthday of a cherished son of the South

“I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and have never seen the day when I did not pray for...
Historic treasures discovered in bank vault

Historic treasures discovered in bank vault

This is old news – the discovery of the two trunks having been made in 2002 – but I just ran across this article and thought I’d share it in case there are others who were unaware.The discovery of two long-forgotten steamer trunks crammed with family...
Robert E. Lee: A great American

Robert E. Lee: A great American

I always like to do a post on Jan. 19 because it is Robert E. Lee’s birthday – and the publication date of my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray. This year I chose to re-print President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s comments about the character of Lee...
Death of Gen. Robert E. Lee

Death of Gen. Robert E. Lee

Guest Post by Calvin E. Johnson, Jr. General Lee died at his home at Lexington , Virginia at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 1870. His last great deed came after the War Between the States when he accepted the presidency of Washington College, now Washington and...
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