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...
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...