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...
Museum of Civil War Medicine

Museum of Civil War Medicine

Being from Gettysburg, Pa., I am surrounded by Civil War history, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I learned during a visit to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in historic Frederick, Md. Interestingly, the building where the museum is located has a...
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...