Hands On Civil War History Projects

I have always been a fan of having kids “do history” and to think like historians. One way to do that is to get their hands dirty and create models of objects from the past.  With today’s 3D printing technology, models can be designed on a...

The Civil War in Color

As many of you know, I love to colorize original Civil War era photographs as a way to relax.  I call them my “adult coloring books.”  I have also created two tutorial videos so you can learn to create your own colorizations. Learn to colorize...

Civil War Music – Jenny Get Your Hoecake

Jenny Get Your Hoe Cake by the 2nd South Carolina String Band  This song was written in 1840 by Joel Walker Sweeney. It was published with the title, “Jenny Get Your Hoe Cake Done, the Celebrated banjo song, as sung with great Applause at the Broadway...

Civil War in Color Series – Secret Service Officers

During the first two days of fighting in the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate forces attacked General George G. Meade’s Army of the Potomac. Shortly after nightfall on the second day, General Meade assembled a Council of War at the...