Remembrance Day weekend book signing

Just found out I will be doing a signing of my Civil War novel Shades of Gray at the new Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center on Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is Remembrance Day weekend so there will be a lot going on, including the must-see parade that starts at...

Civil War connection to Taps

“Its echoes linger in the heart long after its tones have ceased to vibrate in the air.” – Oliver Willcox NortonWhat is just 24 notes long; takes 45 seconds to play; and sends shivers down your spine?The answer, of course, is Taps.The sound of Taps has been one...
Honoring America’s truest heroes

Honoring America’s truest heroes

For the first time in a few years, I was unable to help place flags on the graves of veterans at Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg for Memorial Day. Unfortunately I had to work, and I really feel like I’ve missed out on something special. The cemetery has...

Words of love straight from the heart

Find out who wrote the stirring words below – and why the date and the time are so important. You might be surprised that a man was writing a sweet, enduring love letter to his wife at this moment in our nation’s history.Now, I go; but remember always that...
Words from the heart during the Civil War

Words from the heart during the Civil War

I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day approach and not write something on the art of letter writing, which was so important during the Civil War.Eloquently written love letters were part of Victorian era courtship and continued through a couple’s marriage. Today,...
 

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