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New Review!

I received a new review for my novel, A Beckoning Hellfire. This book is the sequel to A Beautiful Glittering Lie, and the second book in the Renegade Series. 180 more words

Ice on the Rappahannock

This picture was taken early Sunday afternoon, February 15, 2015, of the Middle Pontoon Crossing site at the Fredericksburg City Dock. Ferry Farm can be seen on the opposite bank at the center of the picture.


The Heights Beyond Fredericksburg

Marye’s Heights in Fredericksburg must have looked a lot like this on December 13, 1862 (except that it was swarming with Confederates). 69 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

December 14: “An errand of mercy”

Above: A memorial to Richard Rowland Kirkland at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.

ON THIS DATE in 1862, nineteen-year-old Confederate sergeant Richard Rowland Kirkland… 200 more words

'In Account Of We Being Irish': A New Irish Brigade Letter After Fredericksburg

As some readers will be aware I am currently working on a long-term project identifying and transcribing the letters of Irish and Irish-American soldiers contained within the Civil War Widows & Dependents Pension Files. 1,542 more words

Irish American Civil War

DECEMBER 13: A war hero, an AIDS victim, and more

ABOVE: James Dean in 1950, looking even younger than his nineteen years.

TWELVE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, one teenager fought bravely in the Civil War, one fled the Holocaust, one made a Pepsi commercial, and one died of AIDS-related causes. 353 more words

The Rappahannock

by Jason Klaiber, ECW Correspondent

One hundred and fifty two years ago today, the Union army made a harrowing crossing over the Rappahannock River as it prepared to do battle in Fredericksburg. 1,052 more words

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