“Forward – with a smile!”
Everyday is changing and challenging. We might feel like we’re living in unprecedented times, but when we look back in history we find examples of men and women rising to meet the moment and making a difference in their world. It’s in the “unprecedented moments” that discoveries are made, lives are changed, nations are formed, and ideas spring to life.
Here at Gazette665, we want to help you discover history in a informative truthful way through articles, videos, books, and online courses. Our business and teaching philosophies have evolved (positively!) through the years, but our underlying goal is still the same:
Share history to inform and inspire, providing points to ponder as we seek to make a difference in writing the saga of today.
Sarah Kay Bierle
Founder and brand manager at Gazette665, she embraces a simple philosophy for approaching history:
Follow the facts, always tell the truth, and never forget that history is about real people, real actions, real effects and it should constantly inform and inspire us.
What’s New on Gazette665’s Blog?
Yesterday marked the 159th anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)—the first major engagement of the American Civil War. For the soldiers and civilians who fought or witnessed the battle, it was the moment everything changed.
This week at work I was doing some extra research on the Stonewall Brigade. While reading through John O. Casler’s book of reminiscences, Four Years In The Stonewall Brigade, I came across an account from the Battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863. The image of the soldiers in the hidden hole and their experience echoed […]
To be honest, my Fourth of July weekend was weird. I’m choosing to remember and be grateful for the good parts. Buying fireworks for the first time. Ordering donuts for pick up at my favorite shop. Watching Hamilton for the very first time! And taking a trip to Cold Harbor and Gaines Mill battlefields near […]
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New Book – Released Spring 2019
Savas Beatie – a traditional military history press – published Sarah Kay Bierle’s fourth book (and first nonfiction book), and it is available in Gazette665’s store.
The battle of New Market, though a smaller conflict in the grand scheme of that blood-soaked summer, came at a crucial moment in the Union’s offensive movements that spring and also became the last major Confederate victory in the Shenandoah Valley. The results in the muddy fields reverberated across the North and South, altering campaign plans—as well as the lives of those who witnessed or fought. Some never left the fields alive; others retreated with excuses or shame. Some survived, haunted or glorified by their deeds.
New Market shined for its accounts of youth in battle, immigrant generals, and a desperate, muddy fight. Youth and veterans, generals and privates, farmers and teachers—all were called into the conflict or its aftermath of the battle, an event that changed a community, a military institute, and the very fate of the Shenandoah Valley.
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