Friday, August 24, 2012

Hiram's Honor at Warren County Historical Society

Hiram's Honor is available at the Warren County Historical Society gift shop/bookstore in Lebanon, Ohio.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pope's Retreat August 19, 1862


Some escaping slaves and Pope's Army of Virginia pulling back across the Rappahannock River on August 19, 1862.  My ancestor in the 82nd Ohio was in the rear guard of this movement.  The Second Battle of Bull Run was coming soon for him. In Hiram's Honor, this event is on page 78.   For more on this famous photograph, click here.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania.  I just finished reading THIS HALLOWED GROUND by Bruce Catton.  This celebrated book is the complete story of the Civil War as seen from the Union side. Catton is expert at bringing in the human aspects of historical fact and the personalities involved in the Civil War.  I found his writing an inspiration to writing my chapters in Hiram's Hope in a way that captures the war up close and personal.