A Peek Into Our Past

Fun Facts from my research, This Week in History, etc. Click on the link to read. Leave a comment if you like. 

Civil War Women: Major Pauline Cushman, Actress to Spy

Civil War Women: Antonia Ford, Confederate Spy

Civil War Women: Dorothea Dix, Superintendent of Female Nurses

Civil War Women: Rebecca R. Usher, Nurse

Civil War Women: Elizabeth Mendenhall

Civil War Women: Mary E. Shelton

Civil War Women: Annie Turner Wittenmyer, Diet Kitchen

Civil War Women: Mrs. A.H. Hoge

United States Christian Commission

United States Sanitary Commission

Civil War Women: Kady Brownell, Daughter of the Regiment

Civil War Women: Anna Maria Ross, Cooper Shop

Civil War Women: Jennie Hodgers as Albert Cashier

Civil War Women: Sarah Emma Edmonds as Franklin Thompson

Civil War Women: Malinda Pritchard Blalock as Sam Blalock

Civil War Women: Mary Ann Clark as Henry Clark

Ten Songs that Mention Snow

The Story Behind “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

Ten Christmas Songs that Mention Reindeer

Ten Christmas Songs that Mention Bells

WWII Gave Job Opportunities to Women

Attitudes Toward Women Civil War Soldiers

Consequences of Discovery for Women Civil War Soldiers

Civil War Romance Novel Releasing Today!

Civil War Romance Novel Releasing Next Week!

Ways that Women Civil War Soldiers were Discovered

Civil War Novel Releasing in Two Weeks!

Challenges Faced by Women Civil War Soldiers

Lighthouses in the Great Lakes

Reasons Women Fought as Civil War Soldiers

Women Wanted to Enlist as Civil War Soldiers?

Announcing Sandra Merville Hart’s next Civil War Romance Release!

Draining Ohio’s Swamps

From the Stage to the Page

American Square Dancing

Book Releasing Today!

The Most Heroic Union Regiment in the Civil War

The Miracle Women of WW II

1870s Treatment for Baldness

Raising Creative Kids

Cleaning Up After the 1913 Great Miami River Flood

New Release-Audiobook for A Rebel in My House!

The Miracle Women of WWII

Announcing Next Book Release for Sandra Merville Hart

Another Award for A Rebel in My House!

Top of the Rock, Branson

Eureka Springs, Arkansas-A Fun Way to Spend a Day

Battle of Gettysburg: Lee’s Long Line of Ambulances

Fireside Talk Radio Podcast about A Rebel in My House

The Story Behind the Story-A Rebel in My House

Civil War Battle of Gettysburg’s Numbers

Cherokee General Watie Surrenders First Indian Brigade

Hazelelponah Wood: A Noteworthy Puritan Woman

Brig. Gen, Wofford Surrenders Department of North Georgia

“Swamp Fox of the Confederacy” Surrenders at Chalk Bluff

General Kirby Smith Surrenders Trans-Mississippi Department

Battle at Palmito Ranch, Texas

General Maury Surrenders District of the Gulf

Battle at Fort Michilimackinac

Son of Former President Surrenders Confederate Command

The “Gray Ghost” Disbands His Troops

Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston’s Surrender

Confederate Surrender at Appomattox Court House

Revolutionary War: Washington Battles Supply Shortage at Valley Forge

Revolutionary War: The Fate of Unborn Millions

Revolutionary War: Washington Fights a Smallpox Epidemic

Revolutionary War: Battle of Blue Licks

Revolutionary War: Bryan’s Station, Kentucky

The Troy Flood of 1913

The Great Peshtigo Fire

Black Sunday Dust Storm: April 14, 1935

The Johnstown Flood of 1889

The Great Natchez Tornado of 1840

Great Miami Hurricane of 1926

Great White Hurricane of 1888

Civil War General Lee Sends a Frightening Message

12 Christmas Songs Children Love

12 Christmas Shows that I Look Forward to Each Year

12 Christmas Books that Inspired Me

12 Christmas Traditions You can Begin This Year

Meet Dr. Margaret Craighill – Trailblazer

President Washington Declares a Day of Thanksgiving

Civil War Home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

Civil War Confederate President Jefferson Davis

Civil War President Lincoln’s Summer Home

Civil War Kansas Soldiers’ Home

Civil War Federal Soldiers’ Homes

Civil War Federal Soldiers’ Home at Togus, Maine

Civil War Confederate Soldiers’ Homes

Civil War Post-War Home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

Tuckaleechee Caverns

The Making of Brooms

Civil War Southern General Hospitals

Civil War Wayside Hospitals

Civil War U.S. Christian Commission

Scottish Influence in American and World History

Civil War Refreshment Saloons

World War II Correspondents

Civil War Camp Letterman: Caring for Gettysburg’s Wounded

Citizens of Gettysburg in the Aftermath

A Pastor’s Perception After Gettysburg

Confederate Generals Hill and Heth Doubt Pettigrew’s Report

Civil War Union Captain’s Thoughts While Marching to Pennsylvania

J.E.B. Stuart’s June 1863 Raid into the North

This Week in History: Greencastle, Pennsylvania and the Gettysburg Campaign

This Week in History: The Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia

Searight’s Tollhouse on the National Road

The La Vale Toll House on the National Road

Colonial Travel with Pack Horses

George Washington’s Vision for a National Road

Macadamized Roads

Conestoga Wagons

President Washington Ends the Whiskey Rebellion

Civil War Bugle Calls

Watering Thousands of Horses During the Civil War

Civil War Union Shelters

Civil War – Enlisting

Mail Order Brides

Civil War: Soldier’s Letter

Civil War: Union Army Rations

Civil War: Hardtack and Salt Horse

Examples of Forfeits Paid in Old-Fashioned Themed Parties

Paying Forfeits in Old-Fashioned Themed Parties

Evening Amusements for Old Fashioned Themed Parties – Part 4

Evening Amusements for Old Fashioned Themed Parties – Part 3

Evening Amusements for Old Fashioned Themed Parties – Part 2

Evening Amusements for Old Fashioned Themed Parties – Part 1

These Are the Times that Try Men’s Souls

Nothing that Glitters is Gold

The Christmas Truce

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Silent Night

This Week in History: Civil War Battle of Franklin

Battle Above the Clouds (Lookout Mountain)

This Week in History: Civil War Battle of Chattanooga (Orchard Knob)

Mark Twain Learns the Cost of Traveling West

Mark Twain Briefly Holds Property at Lake Tahoe

Mark Twain Writes of a Soda Lake on the Oregon Trail

Finding Treasures Along Historic Route 66

Siege of Chattanooga

This Week in History: Civil War Battle of Perryville

This Week in History: Civil War Battle of Poplar Springs Church

Battle of Chickamauga

Never Buy Flour with a Bluish-White Tinge

How Fashion Changed Dramatically in 1920 – Guest Post

Mark Twain Glimpses a Pony Express Rider on a Delivery

Mark Twain Comments About Pony Riders

Household Hints from the Early 1900s – Part 2

Household Hints from the Early 1900s – Part 1

Cass Scenic Railroad – A Fun Way to Spend the Day!

Feeding a Family of Three in 1949

The War of 1812: When the British Burned Washington

Sporting Events in the Early 1800s

Wedding Traditions in the Early 1800s

School in the Early 1800s

Religious Meetings in the 1800s

Militia Forces in the Early 1800s

Sugar Making in the Early 1800s

Country Life in the 1830s


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