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Civil War love letter touches the heart

Civil War love letter touches the heart

I have a real soft spot for old love letters, and this one is so beautiful, I thought I’d share it as pat of Confederate History Month. Harvey Black descended from the founding family of Blacksburg, Virginia, and served as a surgeon to the Army of Northern...
Civil War love letter touches the heart

Birthday of the American Civil War

“I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication, demanding the evacuation of this fort, and to say, in reply thereto, that it is a demand with which I regret that my sense of honor and my obligations to my Government prevent my compliance.” –...
Civil War love letter touches the heart

Remembering Mosby and his Rangers

Confederate History MonthAnyone who knows anything about Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby, knows that the main character in my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray, resembles him in character. So for today’s post I thought I’d take a few excerpts from...
Civil War love letter touches the heart

Stonewall’s wife recounts final moments

Confederate History MonthPart II of Stonewall Jackson’s life and deathMuch has been written about the military prowess and friendly-fire wounding of General Stonewall Jackson, but as a historical fiction author, I like to look at the more human side of the War...
Civil War love letter touches the heart

Wife remembers her Confederate hero

No remembrance of Confederate history could be complete without something about General “Stonewall” Jackson. Since his military prowess is already well documented, and since, as an historical fiction author I prefer to show the human side of the War...
 

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