American Civil War, Resources and Events for Writers

The Civil War in one spectacular chart

Lest you think complex infographics are a modern invention, numerous websites have resurrected a century-old chart with a mind-boggling amount of information on the Civil War. Click on the image for a closer look. The Comparative Synoptical Chart Company submitted its creation to the Library of Congress back in 1897. You can still see the… Continue reading The Civil War in one spectacular chart

American Civil War, Creativity and Productivity, Researching Historical Fiction

A pawn’s-eye view of the Second Battle of Manassas

I know there are people who go to battlefields to get a sense of the grand, strategic sweep of the thing, to study tactics and imagine armies arrayed like chess pieces across the fields and hills. But I am much more interested in the individual soldier’s experience. The guides at Manassas National Battlefield Park are… Continue reading A pawn’s-eye view of the Second Battle of Manassas