Visit to a Revolutionary War era home

Visit to a Revolutionary War era home

Walnut Grove PlantationAs 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...
Touring homes in Mosby’s Confederacy

Touring homes in Mosby’s Confederacy

Several of the homes known to be safe houses for Mosby’s Rangers will be open for tour this Sunday, thanks to the Mosby Heritage Area Association. The homes include Seven Springs, the Hathaway House, Brookside, Belle Grove, and Oakham. I cannot wait! This is a...
Man’s best friend

Man’s best friend

Found this interesting and heartbreaking account of war in the Gettysburg Compiler, January 12, 1864:Singular Fidelity of a Dog on the BattleFieldOn Monday last, as Hon. John Covode, in company with a number of officers, was passing over the battlefield beyond...
 

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