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Aldie Mill’s Civil War ties

Aldie Mill’s Civil War ties

I had a great time signing copies of my Civil War novel, Shades of Gray, in Aldie, Va. on Saturday during the village’s bicentennial celebration.The best part was getting to sit right in front of the historic Aldie Mill which was used to supply grain to horses...
Booksigning at historic Aldie Mill

Booksigning at historic Aldie Mill

So excited to be going to a last-minute booksigning tomorrow (Saturday, May 22) in beautiful and historic Aldie, Va.Not only do I have an excuse to go to Virginia, I will be signing copies of my Civil War novel, Shades of Gray behind the historic Aldie Mill, where...
Booksigning at historic Aldie Mill

Great post on search engines for history students

Just received this info from a kind reader who has written an excellent post called “75 Search Engines for History Students.”Take a look for yourself, but it is really nice that they are broken down into categories like: search engines for history...
Booksigning at historic Aldie Mill

A Civil War connection to Mother’s Day

Since I am lucky enough to have one of the best mothers on the planet, I decided to do a post on the celebration of Mother’s Day. What a great surprise to find out that this holiday actually has a Civil War connection.Though the earliest historical records of a...
Booksigning at historic Aldie Mill

Pre-Civil War: The Art of Letter Writing

Ironic that on the day a poll came out revealing that 31 percent of teens send more than 100 text messages daily, I received my 1851 copy of The American Letter-Writer and Mirror of Polite Behaviour: A Useful Guide in the Art of Letter-Writing with Rules of Conduct...
 

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