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John Esten Cooke Award

Last year, my novel, A Beautiful Glittering Lie, won the John Esten Cooke Fiction Award. This is a special honor bestowed to novels about the Civil War that discuss the Southern perspective. 132 more words

Anniversary of Famous Presidential Speech

One of the greatest American speeches ever delivered took place on this date in 1863. Following the bloody Battle of Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln was invited to participate in dedicating the Soldiers National Cemetery to say “a few appropriate remarks.” After a long, two hour oratory given by Edward Everett, a popular speaker of that time. 349 more words

Civil War Living History Day: You Must Live it to Appreciate the Past

When I was in school I despised history class. I associated history with memorizing dates and places. There was no humanness to it. Homeschooling has allowed us to read numerous stories within history. 410 more words


Blue-Bellies and Gray-Backs*

This is National Military Appreciation Month.

I’d like to take the opportunity to offer my thanks and appreciation to all those serving and who have served. 59 more words


Book Thoughts: A Fine Line By J.C. Brennan

A Fine Line: The Beginning by J.C. Brennan is a story that follows one very special family for several generations.  The family in question is affectionately named “the Crew”.  271 more words

Book Reviews

Role Playing the American Civil War: Columbia Education Center

In this social studies lesson plan adapted by Carol Strickler, elementary school students in grades 5-7 are divided into the Union and the Confederacy. Each group is expected to create flags, choose a leader, and learn the background of their respective historical group. 105 more words

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