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...
A Lowcountry Treasure: The Angel Oak

A Lowcountry Treasure: The Angel Oak

Standing the test of time I love trees — especially those that have stood for centuries and witnessed the birth of our country, wars, peace, and everything in between. There is no greater tree than the Angle Oak on Johns Island, South Carolina. Once in danger of...
Historic Morven Park is spectacular

Historic Morven Park is spectacular

  Historic Moven Park Those of you who read my books know that one of my Civil War novels features historic Morven Park on its cover. Located outside Leesburg, Va., the mansion lies in the heart of the Mosby Confederacy and is quite  an impressive estate....