#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”