The Final Night of John Hunt Morgan

The Final Night of John Hunt Morgan

A trip to Greeneville, Tenn., is not complete without a visit to the historic and magnificent Dickson-Williams Mansion. This enduring monument to the past has stood as a silent witness to history for more than two centuries—a history that includes the final days of...
Davy Crockett: Homespun wit & wisdom

Davy Crockett: Homespun wit & wisdom

“There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all.” – Davy Crockett Davy Crockett is among the rarest of American icons: A legendary hero, explorer, hunter, soldier, pioneer and politician. Ask someone what they know about Davy Crockett and they will probably...
Only female Medal of Honor recipent

Only female Medal of Honor recipent

An Unsung Hero Stories about Medal of Honor recipients are always intriguing and inspiring, but it’s interesting to note that of the more than 3,500 awarded, only one was to a woman. Mary Edwards Walker was born in 1832 in Oswego, N.Y., the youngest of seven...
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...