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A memorable Memorial Day

A memorable Memorial Day

Don’t know why it’s taken me more than a week to write about my Memorial Day experiences, but I’m finally getting around to it. I thought I’d share because it was such an unusual set of circumstances that led to the discovery of some...
A Civil War connection to Mother’s Day

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...
A Civil War connection to Mother’s Day

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...
A sure sign of Spring

A sure sign of Spring

As an historical ficiton author, I usually spend the month of April blogging about the Civil War. It is, after all, the month it all began (1861) and ended (1865). But whether it was the hard winter we had, or the fact that I seem to have very little time on my...
A Civil War connection to Mother’s Day

April is Confederate History Month

April is here! Not only is everything finally starting to bloom after a long, cold weather, April also marks one of the most important months in the history of our nation. In 1861, April marked the beginning of the Civil War, and in 1865, it marked the end of the war....
 

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