Music They Listened To: 1860

As many of you know MY NOVELS are set in Civil War and post-Civil War America. I thought it would be fun each week to focus on a different year of music from 1860-1900. Maybe my characters were listening to these songs back in the day. ENJOY.    

Sex, Love & Hating Men Before School

When driving an eleven year old girl to school each morning you have to make some concessions. Ten minutes of pop music shouldn’t be so bad, right? The problem is (ask my ex-husband) that I find it impossible to take off my social critic hat. Movies, books, TV, ads are all fair game–all the time (I…

What Sort Of Man Are You?

Okay, this is just for fun. Would you rather be an outdoor man or an indoor one? What type do women prefer?

Benny Havens Tavern~The Fun Spot for Future Officers

When I was young my friends and I stole away from a high school class trip to get drinks, but this place looks like more fun! The future officers even wrote a song about it. “No amount of rough terrain, bad weather, or strict rules, kept cadets from their favorite watering hole. Cadets, such as…

A Purpose and a Prayer–Freed Slaves Who Saved a School

Taking every penny from the school treasury  to pay for their traveling expenses the Fisk Jubilee Singers set out on a mission to ensure the continuance of the school they dearly loved. Only a few months after the end of the Civil War John Ogden, the Reverend Erastus Milo Cravath, and the Reverend Edward P….