The Art of the Mule Shoe

The desperate fighting at Spotsylvania on May 12, 1864 inspired several artists to record their impressions of that bloody day on canvas. (Look for next installment January 8, 2016.)

 

A Season in the Wilderness

Beyond the struggle for survival in battle, the Wilderness forced Michael Palmer, the protagonist in my novel, An Eye for Glory, to face the dark reality of how the war was changing him.

Civil War Traveler

Whether you’re thinking of touring only one Civil War site or several, the CivilWarTraveler website is the place to start. You will find lots of resources and information about lesser known sites that will make your trip more pleasant and beneficial.

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.

A Trailer’s Tale

Book trailers are a popular marketing tool for promoting a new book. Here’s an inside look at the trailer for my novel An Eye for Glory.