Well, those Carringtons (now or in the 80s) don’t have anything on the Pattersons.Read More »
When I was in the 10th Grade, I had to write a research paper for history. We were given a list of Civil War topics from which to choose.
- My choice: General Irvin McDowell
- Why?: Because his last name was the same as mine. And wouldn’t it be cool if I was related to someone famous?
Sadly, Irvin is not my long lost 3rd-Great-Uncle or even my 1st-Cousin-4x-Removed. He was just a very unskilled Union general1.Read More »
Noah fidgeted with the rope draped around his shoulder. No one had told him how heavy the drum would feel after hours of marching in the afternoon sun. To make matters worse, Andrew’s uniform chafed. This morning, he’d felt lucky to take his place when they’d learned his friend was ill, even though Ma wept […]
Ezra Taylor stared at the decorated tree through the narrow slot built into the sugar house. Hessian soldiers had spent the afternoon festooning the limbs of the fir with apples, candied fruits, and ribbons. He’d thought it an odd custom at the time but now that candles flickered in the boughs, its beauty mesmerized him. […]