July 30, 2016

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LAST SHOT OF THE CIVIL WAR WAS A BLANK

  [caption id="attachment_543" align="alignleft" width="950"] Last Confederate Raider Ship[/caption]                                       The last shot fired in the Civil War was at sea in the Bering Strait. The CSS Shenandoah, a Confederate Raider vessel, arriving late in the war (1864) fired a blank cannon shot at a US whaler ship. The Confederates took her cargo, despite the fact the whaler's captain almost wanted to fight…

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RESEARCH FOR THE NOVEL

In researching for my novel, Asunder, A Novel of the Civil War, I had a lot to learn. I dug through volumes of googled information as well as from books and pamphlets and actual Civil War era documents. I toured the battlefields multiple times. On one trek I walked the entire distance through  chest high grass of what had been the 3rd Texas Cavalry campground and discovered it was about 400 yards long. I also picked up some tics along…