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Ford’s Theatre and The Civil War

Ford’s Theatre and The Civil War

Had a great evening at Ford’s Theatre on Wednesday, being entertained by the legendary Michael Lanning and Michael ‘Tuba’ McKinsey in the musical production of The Civil War.What a treat to sit in the front row on the balcony a few arms lengths from...
Birthday of the American Civil War

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.” –...
Birthday of the American Civil War

April is Confederate History Month

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” — Marcus GarveyIt’s finally April! Since I have a bad case of Spring Fever this year, I have been looking forward to watching the flowers and trees finally...
A trip back in time to Olde Virginia

A trip back in time to Olde Virginia

Well, I’m back from beautiful Charlottesville and the Virginia Festival of the Book, and boy did I have fun! Though I was only there a short time, I did take the opportunity to see some of the historic sites the Charlottesville area has to offer. My first stop...
Birthday of the American Civil War

Another page from Civil War history

“Then not one drop of blood was shed in vain.”I found this passage about the Confederates repulsing an overwhelming force against unbelievable odds, and thought I would share. This type of writing is why I fell in love with reading first-hand accounts of...
 

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