The Reverend Nelson Durrett

While researching my book about the Battle of Waynesboro, I came across a number of interesting personalities from Waynesboro's past. The...

The Mighty Minié

I have a piece coming out in American Digger Magazine later this year which explores the evolution of the Minié ball and its use and...

Dissin' Shelby Foote

Legendary Southern historian Shelby Foote's critics recoil at what they consider to be a "Lost Cause" romance story. Foote is so passé,...

Roger Williams ~ The Complete Man

I’m about half way through John Barry’s, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul – Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty. ...

Celebrating the Old Breed

I always enjoy reading Victor Davis Hanson's essays. His training and broad knowledge of American and world history, combined with the...

Roger Williams & the Providence of God

The founder of the colony of Rhode Island and of the first Baptist church in America, Roger Williams, left England for America in 1630....

Moving Forward & Reaching Back

I've been (seriously) writing and blogging for a couple of decades now. It's hard to believe. Lord willin', I'll be 61 years old this...