WHEN WILL WE LEARN? #VOTE 2016

The name of this blog is “Living Lightly,” but the topic of this post may veer from my intentions when I first started the blog. However, I must write what’s in my heart even if it means some of you (I hope not) decide to unfollow me. I’m sickened by the political debacle occurring inContinue reading “WHEN WILL WE LEARN? #VOTE 2016”

#AUDIO RELEASE OF CIVIL WAR JOURNAL OF A UNION SOLDIER

To celebrate the release of the audio version of A Civil War Journal of a Union Soldier, the memoir of my great grandfather, I’m offering a chance to win a copy. Please enter the rafflecopter for your chance to win. Jeffrey A. Hering narrated the book, and I’m extremely pleased with the outcome. Check outContinue reading “#AUDIO RELEASE OF CIVIL WAR JOURNAL OF A UNION SOLDIER”

#Civil War in April 1861 – #Virginia

I woke this morning of Easter thinking of my great grandfather and where he might have spent Easter during his years as a soldier in the Union Army. He makes no reference to the religious holiday even though he was a deeply religious man. However, I found a passage in his memoir, Civil War Journal ofContinue reading “#Civil War in April 1861 – #Virginia”

Some Things Never Change

As I prepared to start my day with frigid temperatures and snow falling outside, I thought about my great grandfather, Harmon Camburn, and what life must have been like for him and the other soldiers fighting in the Civil War during the winter. I went to his journal (Civil War Journal of a Union Soldier),Continue reading “Some Things Never Change”

#Civil War – Battle at Seven Pines, 1862

This excerpt from Civil War Journal of a Confederate Soldier – the memoir of my great grandfather – shows firsthand the horrors of war. There are no winners here at Seven Pines (Fair Oaks), Virginia. May 31 – Orders came for us to report to General Kearney at Seven Pines Tavern. Without delay, we wereContinue reading “#Civil War – Battle at Seven Pines, 1862”

Words of a #Civil War Soldier Show Not Much Has Changed

Today’s post is inspired by my fellow blogger and author, Lori Crane, over at A Day in the Life of Patootie. She’s challenged all bloggers to participate in a month-long series of posts about our ancestors. Check out her blog – she’s loaded with anecdotes from her lineage. In the past few weeks, I’ve immersedContinue reading “Words of a #Civil War Soldier Show Not Much Has Changed”