Horses and the Civil War

Horses and the Civil War

Rooney Lee During the tour of the historic Farley plantation last Saturday, our guide Clark “Bud” Hall talked about Gen. Robert E. Lee’s son, Fitzhugh “Rooney” Lee and his horse “Frantic,” both of whom participated in the...
Book tour in S.C. for Civil War sesquicentennial

Book tour in S.C. for Civil War sesquicentennial

A beautiful day in southern Pennsylvania, but it was only a tease. More cold weather is expected tomorrow. Lucky it is that I will be heading to South Carolina later this week to launch my new historical fiction novel, Noble Cause, and to witness the 150th anniversary...
A trip into the past

A trip into the past

Well, I promised some more photos from Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, so here they are. You have to appreciate the beautiful craftsmanship on some of these monuments and wonder about the amount of time it must have taken to create them. I am always drawn to those...
Civil War book signing in Gettysburg

Civil War book signing in Gettysburg

What a beautiful weekend is in store for us in Gettysburg, Pa.! It’s Remembrance Day weekend and I think the weather is actually going to cooperate for a change. For those who are not familiar, Nov. 19 is the anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address...
Valentine’s Day and Civil War romance

Valentine’s Day and Civil War romance

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d print a post I did about the beautiful love letter of Major Sullivan Ballou. “If I do not return, my dear Sarah, never forget how much I loved you, nor that when my last breath escapes me on the battlefield, it...
 

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