149th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

149th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

General Lee in the Remembrance Day Parade.Today is an historic day in Gettysburg – the anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous address while dedicating the National Cemetery in 1863.The release of Steven Spielberg’s movie...
Remembrance Day in Gettysburg

Remembrance Day in Gettysburg

At last year’s parade I gotGenerals Lee & Grant topose with Noble Cause.When anyone asks me the best time to visit Gettysburg — I always tell them Remembrance Day weekend. This is the weekend that commemorates Abraham Lincoln’s visit to...
Letter from a Civil War soldier

Letter from a Civil War soldier

HAZEN HOOKER In a letter home 19-year-old Private Hazen Blanchard Hooker, Co. G, Third Vermont Regiment, asked his family to write more upbeat letters and ones that reported on the ordinary, day-to-day activities. He urged family members to not be downhearted, and...
Civil War ghost story

Civil War ghost story

Pensacola LighthouseIt’s a little late for Halloween, but I just ran across this story from the 290 Foundation, written by Ian Dewar and thought I would share. It’s about the Pensacola Lighthouse that has towered over Pensacola Bay since 1858 and...
Book signing at Edinburg ‘Ole Time Festival

Book signing at Edinburg ‘Ole Time Festival

Edinburg MillI’m looking forward to signing books at the 32nd annual Edinburg ‘Ole Time Festival on Saturday in Edinburg, Va., located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. On the third weekend of each September, this sleepy little town...
 

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