Glimpses of Gallantry Civil War Battlefield Wall Calendar Now Available

My second fine art photography wall calendar is now available: a Glimpses of Gallantry American Civil War battlefield calendar. The Glimpses of Gallantry wall calendar features images from the Wilderness, Antietam, Bull Run / Manassas, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg American Civil War battlefields as well as Johnson’s Island Confederate Prison Stockade Cemetery. Please bookmark my
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“Faded Coat of Blue” Now Available

At long last, the first song on my new CD, “Daughter of the 24th Michigan” has been released. The song is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and Nimbit as well as on this website. You can click below to listen in streaming audio. I was inspired to record this song after visiting
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Charles W. Austin – Company A, 5th Michigan Cavalry

When my Great Great Great Grandparents, John Delos (1807 – 1851) and Anna (1813 – 1851) Austin died during the 1851 Detroit cholera epidemic, their two sons, seven-year-old Charles and five-year-old Abner, were orphaned and separated. Charles was taken in by John and Catharine Osmun of Groveland near Waterford, Michigan, who raised him as a
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Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Building in Detroit, Michigan

After trekking to downtown Detroit today for my initiation into the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW), Jason and I headed over to the intersection of Cass and Adams to photograph the old Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Building, one of the oldest buildings in Detroit, located at 1942 West Grand
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Iron Brigade Insignia Logo

This is probably my favorite graphic design project, inspired by the monuments on the Gettysburg battlefield after my visit there during the 145th anniversary of the battle on July 1 – 3, 2008. During the American Civil War, the Iron Brigade of the West, also known as the Black Hat Brigade for the dress Hardee
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Music to Love – “Gettysburg” by the Brandos

Check out this 1987 release from the Brandos titled, “Gettysburg”. I LOVE this song! David Kincaid, lead singer and guitarist of the Brandos and the song’s co-writer, visited Gettysburg as a young man and discovered that his ancestor, James McCormack Kincaid of the 63rd Pennsylvania, fought and died there. He was so moved that he
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Holy Toledo! UT Rockets 13, U of M Wolverines 10

Three cheers for my alma mater. The University of Toledo Rockets beat the University of Michigan Wolverines in the Big House today 13 – 10. Hold your clichés. Those who have had the pleasure of spending a good deal of time in Toledo, Ohio (especially UT alumni) know better. This just gives me one more
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When You Wish Upon a Star: The Perseid Meteor Shower

Tonight, shortly after dusk, Jason and I gathered up some light blankets and the insect repellent and headed out to our backyard to view the annual Perseid meteor shower. Immediately, I was taken back to my childhood, when I spent many a summer’s evening laying on my back in the cool grass staring up into
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Gettysburg Glimpses Wall Calendar Now Available

My first fine art photography wall calendar is now available: a Gettysburg Glimpses battlefield photography calendar. The photographs were taken on my visit July 1 – 3 to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, during the 145th anniversary of the famous American Civil War battle that took place there on July 1 – 3,
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Then and Now – Meade’s Gettysburg Headquarters

It never occurred to me during our vacation in Gettysburg how fun it might be to try duplicating some well-known Civil War-era photographs with my digital camera. And little did I know that today I would accidentally do just that! It was our last day in Gettysburg and I was SO not ready to leave!
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