150th anniversary of Antietam

150th anniversary of Antietam

I had a wonderful time signing books at the 150th Battle of Antietam re-enactment on Saturday, and had the great fortune to sign along side best-selling historical fiction author Jeff Shaara, who just released his latest book, A Blaze of Glory, A Novel of the...
Signing books at 150th Antietam re-enactment

Signing books at 150th Antietam re-enactment

The Lost Orders.I’m so excited to have the opportunity to sign copies of my Civil War historical fiction novels Noble Cause and Shades of Gray at another 150th event — the battle of Antietam (or Sharpsburg).To give you a little background on the...
The “Bell” Battery in the Civil War

The “Bell” Battery in the Civil War

I thought this was an interesting facet of the Civil War, and am sharing it from the North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial. It is taken from the The North Carolina Booklet, Volume V, No. 1, July 1905, and shows the sacrifice a North Carolina town...
Treasure hunting in historic Civil War country

Treasure hunting in historic Civil War country

We made a last-minute decision to go to the Shenandoah Valley this weekend for the annual “Yard Crawl” — 43 miles of yard sales and flea markets. The sales start in Winchester,Va., but the official starting point is Stephens City on old Rt. 11, and...
Another Civil War battlefield off my bucket list

Another Civil War battlefield off my bucket list

I hope everyone is having a great summer! I’m back from my whirlwind trip to Texas and thought I’d update everyone on some of the highlights.The trip started out a little shaky when we stopped for a brief break at a rest stop on the first leg of our...
 

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