Book Review: Nostalgia by Dennis McFarland

Book Review: Nostalgia by Dennis McFarland

Did I mention that I was catching up on book reviews?  Next up is Nostalgia by Dennis McFarland. From the Author: Set during the Civil War, this stunning novel from bestselling author Dennis McFarland follows a nineteen-year-old private who is struggling to...

Book Review: Yoke of Wind by Luke Comer

Finally catching up on some reading and another book I received is Yoke of Wind by Luke Comer.   According to the author:  Before the Civil War, a slavemaster named Jonah takes his family and five of what he believes are his most loyal and...

The Election of 1864

Voting for President during the Civil War In November 1864 Abraham Lincoln was running for reelection against his former top Civil War general, the Democratic candidate, George B. McClellan.   Interestingly, since the 1864 election occurred during the Civil War,...
Saint Patricks Day During the Civil War

Saint Patricks Day During the Civil War

The following are a few letters from soldiers sent on St. Patrick’s Day during the Civil War.   Fort Sumter, S.C. March 17, 1861 Hon. D. F. Jamison, Executive Office, Department of War: Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication...