The Fickle Father of Waters

The changing course of the Mississippi River radically altered the geography of two historic Civil War locations shortly after the war.

USS Cairo Museum

The combined efforts of salvage, preservation, and restoration have resulted in a wonderful exhibit of a Civil War era ironclad gunboat that is not to be missed.

To read a fine article on the discovery, salvage, and preservation of the USS Cairo, click here.

Three Historic Settings

The Old Courthouse, Christ Episcopal Church, and the Duff Green Mansion in Vicksburg, Mississippi will provide historical settings for the second novel of my Shiloh Trilogy.

Digging Vicksburg

The soft soil around Vicksburg made digging of the city’s extensive network of fortifications easier, but it also facilitated Union troops in building their own siege line and in undermining the Confederate works.

The Tragic End of Stonewall Jackson

The death of Stonewall Jackson was caused by men under his own command and need not have happened. It was a loss the Confederacy never recovered from.