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...
Turner Ashby: Knight of the Confederacy

Turner Ashby: Knight of the Confederacy

Turner Ashby was a Confederate cavalry general who served under Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862 during the Civil War. A soldier by descent, he was the son of Colonel Turner Ashby, who fought in the war of 1812, and the grandson of...
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....
Historical fiction book signing at winery

Historical fiction book signing at winery

I was so impressed with the spectacular view at the site of my last book signing, I had to write about it. Bluemont Winery is located on a hill in beautiful Loudoun County, Virginia, at an elevation of 951 feet. You would not believe how far you can see! I forgot to...
Birthday of the American Civil War

Birthday of the American Civil War

“I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication, demanding the evacuation of this fort, and to say, in reply thereto, that it is a demand with which I regret that my sense of honor and my obligations to my Government prevent my compliance.” –...
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