Camp Custer, Michigan

Posted on Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Camp Custer, Michigan
Michigan’s response to America’s entrance into the Great War was to immediately construct a massive facility responsible for preparing its young men for war. Camp Custer, named for Michigan’s Civil War and Indian […]

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1st Lieutenant Clarence Primm – Company M, 339th Infantry

Posted on Saturday, October 31st, 2020

Clarence J. Primm
 Clarence J. Primm was born June 8, 1886 in South Dakota; his parents, Sarah and John Primm who had begun his career as a physician out on the frontier. The family soon moved […]

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The Archangel-Vologda Railroad : “The Railroad Front”

Posted on Sunday, October 25th, 2020

The Archangel-Vologda Railroad connected Archangel with Moscow and Petrograd (St. Petersburg). Its tracks extended south from Archangel about 300 miles to Vologda, a main rail-connecting hub for both Russia’s north-south lines, as well as those […]

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Corporal Clement A. Grobbel — Company I, 339th Infantry

Posted on Sunday, October 18th, 2020

Clement A. Grobbel (1895-1977)
Corporal, Company ‘I’, 339th Infantry
Clement Grobbel was born November 2, 1895, and grew up on his parents’ farm, along with two brothers and two sisters. He attended local schools and graduated from […]

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Captain Joel R. Moore — Company M, 339th Infantry

Posted on Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Joel R. Moore
Joel Moore was born July 2, 1879 in Litchfield, MI. He grew up here, his parents Emma and William Moore having established a prosperous farm equipment sales business. Joel excelled in school and […]

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Polar Bears In Russia

Posted on Friday, October 2nd, 2020

The 339th Infantry, a regiment from the 85th Division was detached from the division, and instead of being sent to France, was transported to Archangel, Russia.
The 339th, mainly filled by draftees from Michigan, arrived in […]

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The Maya Princess — The writing process

Posted on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

The writing of The Maya Princess has begun. Follow along as this story goes from an idea, to words on a page, to finished chapters, to complete manuscript.
The goal is to create a missing-persons mystery […]

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The 30th North Carolina Infantry in the Civil War has gone to the publisher.

Posted on Sunday, July 31st, 2016

The writing for The 30th North Carolina Infantry in the Civil War is complete. The manuscript now goes to McFarland Publishing and work will begin on turning 475 pages of writing into a bound volume.
Based […]

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The book has been Released!!

Posted on Saturday, August 29th, 2015


McFarland Publishing has released The 11th North Carolina Infantry in the Civil War.

The story of the men of an embattled Carolina regiment in 370 pages.

The volunteers came from all over the Old North State; including […]

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11th North Carolina Infantry book nears Completion!!

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2015

My editor at McFarland’s Publishing has notified me the book’s galley proofs will soon be delivered.
All that remains is the creation of the Index, and then the project goes to the printer!!
This task is almost […]

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