Monthly Archives: October 2011

Hallowed Ground

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Many, many times over the years, I’ve struggled as a professional writer to find just the right headline, just the right lead, just the right caption, just the right word. Sometimes when that happens though, I have a mini-revelation. And … Continue reading

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Me? A Daughter of the Union?!

Last Saturday I spent the day with members of the John Butler chapter of the National Society Daughters of the Union who were holding their quarterly meeting in Rockford, Illinois. Why? Because I’m very close to verifying that I may, indeed, … Continue reading

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Searching Beyond those Federal Records

The following is a guest post I wrote recently for the DuPage County Illinois Genealogical Society, Wheaton, IL.  It ran on their website earlier this month. “I LOVE the Civil War! It was wonderful! Fabulous!” Those were the opening remarks … Continue reading

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