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Chrismas traditions during the Civil War

Chrismas traditions during the Civil War

I had such a great response to previous posts on Christmas during the Civil War that I thought I would share some others tidbits that I’ve discovered.First of all, just like a variety of other issues that are covered in Shades of Gray, the North and South were...
A thank you to readers of Shades of Gray

A thank you to readers of Shades of Gray

It just occurred to me that my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray reached its 11-month anniversary on Dec. 19. Hard to believe that almost a whole year has flown by since its publication date — and my goodness, what a year it has been!I can barely remember...
Wreath project born from Marine’s death

Wreath project born from Marine’s death

This post is a little off topic from my usual focus on the Civil War, but relates perfectly to my customary theme of honor and self-sacrifice — virtues that have been exhibited by those who have served in our military through the ages.Many of you may have seen...
Chrismas traditions during the Civil War

Real-life hero a model for historical fiction

Since this week is the anniversary of Colonel John Singleton Mosby’s birthday — the real-life Confederate officer that the main character in my Civil War novel Shades of Gray is based upon — I wanted to post a few snippets about him.The following...
Chrismas traditions during the Civil War

Anniversary of Civil War hero’s death

Probably few people north of the Mason-Dixon line have heard of Sam Davis, but the courage he showed in the face of death durng the Civil War is the stuff that legends are made of. He lived his life with integrity, valor, and honor — and his death is just one of...
 

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