Goodbye summer!

Goodbye summer!

I can’t believe I’m writing this on Labor Day, 2013! Why, just yesterday we were commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and celebrating the Fourth of July! I got a good bit of writing done over the summer, but did not make my...
Visit to a Revolutionary War era home

Visit to a Revolutionary War era home

Walnut Grove Plantation As many of you know, I took a quick trip to South Carolina to research my new book on the Revolutionary War. One of the interesting places I visited was Walnut Grove Plantation in Roebuck, S.C., home of Catherine “Kate” Barry, a...
A trip to Valley Forge

A trip to Valley Forge

Reproductions of cabins used by soldiers at Valley Forge. It seems like I have been running non-stop since leaving town the last week of June to attend a book signing in Elizabeth City, N.C. From there I spent a few days on the Outer Banks, and then it was back to...
Poignant Civil War poem

Poignant Civil War poem

Had to share this beautiful poem that was printed on June 30, 1863 in the Poughkeepsie Eagle in New York. Author unknown.   Send Them Home Tenderly Send them home tenderly,The sleepers at rest,With hands meekly foldedOn each silent breast;Let them come back to...
A Yankee raid during the Civil War

A Yankee raid during the Civil War

 Belle Grove, home of Amanda Edmonds during the Civil War. I had a spectacular time in Virginia last Sunday, touring homes that were known as Mosby Safe Houses during the Civil War. As many of you know, Confederate officer John S. Mosby was the inspiration for the...
 

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