Civil War novel wins award for Southern fiction

Civil War novel wins award for Southern fiction

I’m not sure what happened that it is July already. Maybe it was the 85 hours I worked the last week of June at my part-time job? I didn’t see my house except to sleep for almost two weeks, and am still in the process of catching up. Despite those long...
Riding into history at Brandy Station

Riding into history at Brandy Station

Union Colonel Benjamin“Grimes” Davis was shotnear here. Part 1 The Battle of Brandy Station — the largest cavalry battle ever fought on the North American continent — took place on June 9, 1863. Of the 20,000 soldiers involved, about 17,000...
A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia

A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia

Book Review: A Southern Spy in Northern VirginiaThe Civil War Album of Laura RatcliffeBy Charles V. Mauro It’s not often that an historical fiction author runs across a book that provides the perfect combination of war, romance, history, espionage, and famous...
Walking in the footsteps of history

Walking in the footsteps of history

As most Civil War buffs know, there is just something about standing on the actual spot where events occurred that transforms words in a history book into something real and tangible. As a historical fiction author, I have found visiting battlefields and historic...
The death of J.E.B. Stuart

The death of J.E.B. Stuart

I’ve been busier than usual this month, but did not want May 12 to pass without noting the death of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart (I missed the anniversary of the death of Stonewall Jackson on May 10). As a historical fiction author, I like to show the human side of the...
 

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