Has A Woman Ever Received The Medal Of Honor?

Has A Woman Ever Received The Medal Of Honor?

Many people ask, “Has a woman ever received the Medal of Honor?” Any story about Medal of Honor recipients is intriguing and inspiring, but it’s interesting to note that of the more than 3,500 awarded, only one was to a woman. Has A Woman Ever...
The First Decoration Day

The First Decoration Day

Many towns claim the honor of being the first to celebrate Memorial Day, but according to the Library of Congress, Decoration Day preceded our modern day Memorial Day by many years, with one of the first taking place in Columbus, Miss., on April 25, 1866. The sacred...
Cemetery Reveals Southern Heritage Tale

Cemetery Reveals Southern Heritage Tale

Some links in this story might use affiliate codes. Please see our privacy policy for more information. I love discovering new tidbits about Southern heritage, but I don’t think I expected to stumble across such a poignant and tragic family tale in an old...
Museum Reveals Civil War Medicine Facts

Museum Reveals Civil War Medicine Facts

I am lucky to live in Gettysburg, Pa., which is located less than an hour away from a museum that reveals Civil War Medicine Facts that you may have never heard of. As an author of half a dozen Civil War novels, I have studied the Civil War pretty deeply, but a visit...
Small town: Waterford, Va.

Small town: Waterford, Va.

Rural America A drive through Waterford, Va., is like taking a trip back in time. Thankfully, the village has changed so little that founder Amos Janney would have no trouble recognizing it — a stark contrast to other quaint towns in Virginia that are now...