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...
John Burns defends Gettysburg

John Burns defends Gettysburg

The story of John Burns in Gettysburg is an interesting one. Burns was a veteran of 1812 and was almost 70 years old when the Southern army was spotted. He picked up his musket and joined the Iron Brigade in the heavy fighting west of town on July 1, 1863. Burns...
Green Garden’s role in history

Green Garden’s role in history

We drive by old houses every day. Do you ever think about what took place within those walls? I had the opportunity to spend a beautiful April day in Mosby’s Confederacy at a house that was once the family home of one of Mosby’s Rangers: Major Adolphus “Dolly”...