Arlington House: Memorial to Robert E. Lee

Arlington House: Memorial to Robert E. Lee

Arlington House Part II There are probably some people out there who don’t know that Arlington National Cemetery is located on the grounds of Arlington House, the home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee for three decades. It has long been a place that I wanted...
A sacred shrine – Arlington Cemetery

A sacred shrine – Arlington Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery Part 1 After a heavy book signing schedule in April and May, and then working long hours throughout the month of June (as in 85 hours in one week) I’ve taken some time off in July to get caught up. Last week I checked off one of the...
Warshing clothes in the old days

Warshing clothes in the old days

Saw this post and thought I’d share a piece of life during the Civil War. This is a word-for-word copy of what an Alabama grandmother gave to a new bride, with spelling errors and all. I think it’s funny because I hear people complain all the time about...
150th anniversary of the Battle of Manassas

150th anniversary of the Battle of Manassas

Prospero’s Bookstore – (Heaven) Another great time was had at the 150th anniversary of the Battle of First Manassas Civil War event on Friday – but, boy was it hot! I don’t know how the re-enactors did it, especially with the sun beating down...
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