A visit to the river town of Occoquan

A visit to the river town of Occoquan

Occoquan, Va. This week I thought I’d share some historical information on a small town in Virginia that my sister and I visited called Occoquan. Today it is made up of quaint shops, residences and restaurants, but it has a long history. The area was settled by...
Happy Birthday John Mosby

Happy Birthday John Mosby

JOHN MOSBY No name in the annals of the Civil War conjures up a more gallant, romantic and awe-inspiring image than that of Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby of Virginia. The epitome of the Southern cavalier, Colonel Mosby was a charismatic officer whose small...
Civil War connection to Thanksgiving

Civil War connection to Thanksgiving

For many, Thanksgiving conjures images of Pilgrims and Indians sitting around a large table dining on turkey and pumpkin pie. While it’s true the new arrivals to America did feast with the Native Americans in the fall of 1621 – the reason we celebrate...
150th anniversary of Antietam

150th anniversary of Antietam

I had a wonderful time signing books at the 150th Battle of Antietam re-enactment on Saturday, and had the great fortune to sign along side best-selling historical fiction author Jeff Shaara, who just released his latest book, A Blaze of Glory, A Novel of the Battle...
The “Bell” Battery in the Civil War

The “Bell” Battery in the Civil War

I thought this was an interesting facet of the Civil War, and am sharing it from the North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial. It is taken from the The North Carolina Booklet, Volume V, No. 1, July 1905, and shows the sacrifice a North Carolina town made...
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