150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 12, 1861

Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 12, 1861
April 12 (Fri.): Sun peeked out and promised fair weather, but rain poured again by 11. Christiana, Sallie and I were going to Minnie’s but weather […]

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150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 1 – 7, 1861

Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — April 1 – 7, 1861. Selected writings from Amanda Wilson’s Journal.
April 2 (Tues.): A hearty welcome, joyous spring with the buds and blossoms, sunshine and showers, and warbling […]

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The Lost Company — Chapter One: First 1,000 words

Posted on Monday, March 28th, 2011

Chapter 1
Captain Jack Hickman stood in front of the company, not quite knowing what to say. The fifty-nine-year-old antique dealer faced his followers, fifty friends all who enjoyed Civil War re-enacting. Jack had commanded these […]

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150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — March 8 – 14, 1861

Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2011

150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote –
A selection of her journal entires written exactly 150 years ago.
March 8 (Fri.): A very dusty windy day. Lizzie [German maid] left me. Rode to Fulton and found another […]

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Lakota Winds — Chapter One : First 1,000 words

Posted on Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Chapter One —
Matowla opened his eyes. Something was wrong. He looked about slowly, without moving his body. Matowla saw that he was not in immediate danger. He sat up. The Hunkpapa Lakota youth, now thirteen winters old, […]

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Pickett’s Charge — Chapter One : First 1,000 words

Posted on Friday, March 4th, 2011

Chapter 1
“The time to attack!”
“Rise up, boys. Rise up!”
Jimmy Huxley looked at Henry Tinsbloom in alarm. “What’s going on?” asked the fifteen-year-old.
Henry did not answer, instead of words the soldier crawled to his knees.
“Rise up, […]

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The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor (Chapter 3)

Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

The Writing Process – Tennessee Valor (Chapter 3)
I have completed Chapter 3.
Length– 11,700 words
Time of writing – 27 hours
Chapter 3 covers the 7th Tennessee from the months of May 1862 to the first half of […]

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150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson Wrote – March 1 – 7, 1861

Posted on Monday, February 28th, 2011

150 Years ago Amanda Wilson Wrote — March 1, 7, 1861
Here are a some of Amanda Wilson’s journal entries:
March 1 (Fri.): A very warm day. Sewed and practiced until ½ past 9 when Caroline and […]

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The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor (Seven Pines Casualties)

Posted on Thursday, February 24th, 2011

The Writing Process — Tennessee Valor (Seven Pines Casualties)
The 7th Tennessee fought its first major battle on May 31, 1862 at Seven Pines.
The 600 Tennesseans had not been in a real fight yet, so the […]

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150 Years Ago, Amanda Wilson Wrote — February 22 – February 28, 1861

Posted on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

150 Years Ago Amanda Wilson kept a daily journal for the year 1861.
Here are some of her entries:
February 22 (Fri.): Busy till 11 o’clock when Sallie and I went to the corner to see the […]

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