Friday, September 21, 2012

PBS show Death and the American Civil War

PBS presentation American Experience "Death and the American Civil War".  Some estimates say over 750,000 persons may have died in the conflict.  In writing Hiram's Honor, scenes like this appeared often in my imagination.  See the film at

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hiram's Honor Interview Author Podcast

American Civil War Today Podcast interview with me about the writing of Hiram's Honor is available for viewing at

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Fort Donelson Major Civil War Turning Point

I recently spoke to the Salina Ks Civil War Round Table on Civil War Turning Points.  Many historians believe that the capture of Fort Donelson by U. S. Grant was the turning point of the Civil War .   I also discussed my ancestor's view of major turning points and his pension filesClick here for more on Civil War turning points.