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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...
Real-life hero a model for historical fiction

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...
Real-life hero a model for historical fiction

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...
Real-life hero a model for historical fiction

Civil War proclamation still resounds

At a time when everything that surrounds us seems to be global in nature, it is nice to have a day set aside that is distinctly American. Established by President Abraham Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War in 1863, Thanksgiving celebrates the American spirit...
Real-life hero a model for historical fiction

Historical fiction book signing in Virginia

I cannot count or remember how many book signings I have attended, but I do know that I have taken a camera to every event — and I do know that I have yet to remember to take any pictures.I especially regret not having pictures for the one I attended on Saturday...
 

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