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.
Understanding what it took to load and fire a muzzle-loading rifled musket is a must if you want to write about any Civil War battle. This short video should help you visualize it better.
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.
Natchez, Mississippi experienced little hardship during the Civil War compared to Vicksburg. Today, it’s a beautiful historic small city with wonderful views of the river.
A final look at some of the sights I found interesting at Vicksburg – a blend of the historic and the modern day.
The changing course of the Mississippi River radically altered the geography of two historic Civil War locations shortly after the war.
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.
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.
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.