Martin Delaney ((May 6, 1812 – January 24, 1885) ? Doctor, major in the Union Army, newspaperman, advocate of African American rights.
Civil War quotes of the week: ” I can make this march, and make Georgia howl!” – Union Major General William Techumseh Sherman, letter to Grant trying to persuade him to remove restraints on his troops’ behavior, October 9, 1864 … Continued
I was privileged to attend the re-enactment of the Battle of Round Mountain in Yale, Oklahoma. Here’s some pictures from the reenactment, and the history of the battle. The battle was fought by Native Americans The actual battle was November … Continued
The following is an excerpt from Across the Great Divide: “The Clouds of War”, relating an incident from the Christmas Raid of Morgan’s Raiders, December 22, 1862. In the next few days, a new group from Shelbyville and another from … Continued
Much has been made of the trouble caused by the white man’s liquor among Native Americans – and among white men, for that matter. Often it is true – but there is also a lighter side to it. There was … Continued
The Irish came to America in dribs and drabs from the earliest days– at least two Irishmen were in the group of colonists at Jamestown in 1607 — Francis Magnel, sailor, and Dionis Oconor tradesman. The veritable flood of Irish … Continued
It is often said that victors write history. As a historical fiction author, I try to get the history right. One method is to go back to diaries and other eyewitness accounts, primary sources. I prefer this when possible. But … Continued
On http://www.facebook.com/historicalnovelsrus I posted the story of a specific Chinese immigrant to California. In the 1850s and 1860s, lured by the promise of gold, freedom, riches, and land, many Chinese men came to the United States, especially California and the … Continued