A Letter Home from the Civil War on Christmas

December 24, 1863 Somewhere south of the North Pole My Dearest Hannah, This latest march has been our longest yet. We left northern Virginia in September, marches of 20 or 30 miles, worse than Gettysburg. I'm sure you have heard that we have been betrayed by the Northern Spheres - how our brave Lincoln calmly …

Five Bad Excuses for Not Writing this Week

This time of year makes me nostalgic; for crossing the Delaware and wrecking a Hessian Christmas. (Image by LadyHistory) I've been bad. I have not written anything since last week. Here are my awful reasons for slacking. 1. As it is Christmas leave, my writing contributions have fallen as my intake of alcoholic beverages has …