John Hunt Morgan’s Last Night

John Hunt Morgan’s Last Night

If The Walls Could Talk The stately Dickson-Williams Mansion in Greeneville, TN, is an enduring monument to the past that has stood as a silent witness to history for more than two centuries. Towering double chimneys bookmark the Federal-style architecture of this...
A Visit to Historic Long Branch

A Visit to Historic Long Branch

There’s no better way to see history than on horseback, and I had just that opportunity on Sunday, thanks to a ride sponsored by the Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area. Despite the heat and the loudness of the 17-year-brood of cicadas, it was a great day for seeing the...
A hero’s death in May

A hero’s death in May

May is a beautiful month, but in Civil War history, it is also a sad one. The South lost both Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and General J.E.B. Stuart in May, one year apart. If you venture off I-95 near Fredericksburg, you can visit the site that was, until...
Revolutionary War heroine

Revolutionary War heroine

I love stories about women who made significant contributions to American history, so when I visited Walnut Grove Plantation in Roebuck, S.C.,I was happy to get to learn about Catherine “Kate” Barry, a heroine of the American Revolutionary War. As you can see from the...
Boone Hall Plantation

Boone Hall Plantation

Stepping back in time Although the house at Boone Hall Plantation outside of Charleston, S.C., is not as spectacular as other plantation homes I’ve visited (built in 1936), it has some of the most spectacular grounds and gardens in the Lowcountry, and is well worth...