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710: A New Project

Seven hundred and ten. That is the number of slaves counted in the 1860 Federal Census for Catoosa County (GA). As one can imagine, there have not been too many histories published about this single northwest Georgia county.  820 more words

Civil War (Civil War Memory)

Clarksburg Newspaper’s Independence in Doubt

Newspaper president’s ties to gas industry undermine claims of ‘credibility’

Good ol’ boys down at the bar
Peanuts and politics
They think they know it all…
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My nonfiction works

Since I have been talking Gateway and science fiction so much recently, I thought I would also share a list of nonfiction books and articles I have written for those interested.  133 more words

Random Postings And Events

Just a snack until an unsuspecting toddler strolls by...

We worked side by side building our sandwiches. Mine, just a few modest layers of meat and cheese, with a bit of lettuce for some added crunchiness; his, a Dagwood —- piled high with turkey, ham, baked beans, salami, sardines, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, two kinds of cheese, and —- were those jalapenos —- with a teetering slice of bread carefully placed on the top.” ~ Candace Vianna… 216 more words

Honoring Mountaineers Who Gave ‘The Last Full Measure of Devotion’

Note: This is an abridged version of a previously published essay that is airing on “Inside Appalachia” this weekend. Inside Appalachia is a program of West Virginia Public Radio and is heard on stations in West Virginia and throughout Appalachia. 454 more words


"Genuine Negro Jig"

I’m putting the final touches on Total War Before Sherman (pt. 2). In the meantime, let me introduce you to the Grammy Award winning  51 more words

Appalachian History