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Whether you’re looking for educational resources, interesting blog posts, a new book to read, or just stopped by, I’d like to welcome you and invite you to find some useful and interesting historical information and inspiration.

Our 2017 Civil War History Conference – 1862: Searching For Victory

Early Bird Registration is NOW OPEN!

Sarah Kay BierleI’m Sarah Kay Bierle and I love history…that just might be an understatement. You can “meet me” on the About Page.


with-gladness-coverBlue, Gray & Crimson Cover3My newest book With Gladness: A Christmas Story Collection is now available for pre-order!

Blue, Gray & Crimson: A Story of Civilian Courage at Gettysburg is also available.

The book page has more info and resources!

1862: Searching For Victory Civil War Conference CaliforniaGazette665’s Civil War History Conference “1862: Searching For Victory” is scheduled for June 3, 2017.

Learn more about this exciting event…

1862_-in-their-wordsLooking for some blog posts?

Mondays: 1862: In Their Words

Wednesdays: 19th Century American Maritime

Fridays in February: American First Ladies

You can search the website or scroll through the archive pages for hundreds of articles.

USA FlagsCheck out the History Learning Center to find pages dedicated to each era of American History. Booklists, photo boards, archived blog posts, and links to other resources are available.


The McGuire Home Winchester Virginia Living HistoryInformation about Living History groups and events in Southern California is also available. My group “McGuire Home, Winchester, Virginia” participates in a couple events each year, sharing the history of a Virginian family living in a war-torn town during the American Civil War.

10 US Dollars Alexander HamiltonLet’s go shopping… Explore Gazette665’s online store to find books, conference registration, CDs and more!

Well, that’s a brief summary of what’s available here on Gazette665.

Once again, welcome…I hope you’ll join us as we explore history looking for relevant information and continuing inspiration.

15 Responses to Home

  1. Yvonne Hamnquist says:

    Congratulations your book, Sarah! I love your site. I am going to share it with a friend who has just started home schooling her young children. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Carol Wilson says:

    Sarah, I want to send you a copy of an email that I received from my dad who was in Europe on VE day. Look for it at your “harp” email address.

  3. Craig Rentle says:

    I just finished reading Blue, Gray, & Crimson and found it to be a very enjoyable and enlightening read. Congratulations on such a well written book!

  4. Barbara Dan says:

    Congratulations, fellow Thomas Edison grad, on your Civil War novel! I graduated in 1986 and am another history buff. In fact, I wrote PETTICOAT WARRIOR (out in trade paperback in late 2014). I was especially interested interested in your research on care for the wounded, as my novel is about two medical doctors. Different location and premise, but I found the journal of my great-grandfather very helpful in terms of conditions and medicines available, etc. Anyway, I was heartened to learn of your research and wish you much success in your future endeavors.
    —Barbara Griffin Dan

  5. Adriana says:

    AG is loving the book! She started it yesterday and is nearly done. She woke up early this morning to read it.

  6. Grant Welty says:

    Blue, Gray, and Crimson – great read from a different perspective than most Gettysburg books! I thoroughly enjoyed it; Clearly you have put a lot of work into it. You really draw the reader in emotionally and I like the Christian theme.

    Must be a wonderful feeling to see an idea you began with at the age of 9 turn into an outstanding novel. Hoping you intend to pursue writing other books with historical periods and events as the setting. I think you’re very good at it; I enjoy your writing style.

    I enjoy your input in the Emerging Civil War and thought I’d buy this – am glad I did!

  7. Toshi says:

    Hi, Sarah:
    Your site is shared today August 3, 2016 on my Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheBlogOfToshi) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/theblogoftoshi/status/760749651758755841). May the Lord bless your work – T

  8. D.O. Kelley says:

    Ms. Bierle, as you may recall I and my two cousins had the pleasure of having lunch with you under a large shade tree at the 2016 ECW conference. (3 baldheaded old guys) You were continuing after the conference to study Jackson’s activity in the Valley. I recently found a book at a book sale in a small local library that has interesting information on the Valley that you might find helpful in your overall research on the Valley. GRUMBLE, by Dobbie Edward Lambert.
    Good luck in your work!
    D.O. Kelley
    Boonville, IN

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