Announcing A New Book!

Here’s the official announcement:Blue, Gray & Crimson: A Story of Civilian Courage at Gettysburg

I wrote a book! It’s called Blue, Gray & Crimson: A Story of Civilian Courage at Gettysburg and it will be released in Summer 2015.

I’ve been working on this project for a while. Many hours of research, planning, writing, and editing have gone into this project.

Please visit the new pages here on Gazette665 to learn more about the book, the author, the “story behind the story”, and historical details.

Oh, did I say historical details? I’m actually starting something new here on Gazette665. Starting this week, we’ll have “Back to Gettysburg on Tuesdays.” This will be a short, weekly blog post about something Gettysburg related; it might be some extra history, a historical detail included in the coming book, or something I found really interesting during my research. (Yes, the monthly themed posts will continue on Fridays.) I hope you’ll look forward to “Back to Gettysburg on Tuesday” as much as I’ve enjoyed planning and preparing these posts.

Your Historian (and Author),

Miss Sarah

P.S. Will you be looking forward to “Back to Gettysburg on Tuesdays”?

About Sarah Kay Bierle

I’m Sarah Kay Bierle, historian, living history enthusiast, and historical fiction writer. When sharing history, I try to keep the facts interesting and understandable. History is about real people, real actions, real effects and it should inspire us today.
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4 Responses to Announcing A New Book!

  1. rearadmiral says:

    Congrats!!! Yes, looking forward to “Back to Gettysburg…”, especially lesser known paths….while I should know more about the big things…it’s mostly 20th Maine, 20th Maine with me. I’ve only been once…a cold early April day 20 yrs ago.

    • So glad to hear that you’re looking forward to the new series. Today’s the introduction and next week we’ll jump into the history posts. I like the 20th ME regiment too, but there were so many courageous units and officers that I don’t think it’s fair Mr. Chamberlain gets “all the glory.” And then there’s the civilians too… in April I be sharing their stories from the battle days. If there’s a certain topic of interest to you, let me know and maybe I can arrange an extra post or work it into the series’ schedule. I’d like to share what specifically interests readers!

      • rearadmiral says:

        Great, thanks! Lol, ok 98% credit Little Round Top to JLC(and no love to Allen Guelzo for his “Chamberlain is overrated remarks” in “Gettysburg: The Last Invasion)….1% Vincent and 1% Warren….:)….but seriously how many officers pull that maneuver out of their head…..but on to future posts….although very very very sad…I can’t think of civilians without thinking about Jeannie Wade. On a slightly different track….did anyone try to farm the land again? My guess is that the damage was so severe it won’t be possible for several yrs…and maybe the idea of working on “sacred ground” prevented that too? Does history record where those civilians went? I’m thinking about “Embattled Farmers” this week as we near Lexington and Concord time(4/19) here in Mass(TMI warning: as irony would have it, I’ll be in DC that weekend as my girlfriend is attending a conference. I hoping to take the train to Fredericksburg one of the days). I think I recall at least one Gettysburg civilian took up arms and joined the Union right wing. Back to April 19th….I think there was a 90 yr who took up arms against the retreating regulars in Arlington, Mass. I think he was wounded but survived.

      • Great ideas for topics. I’ll definitely add the “did anyone farm the land” question to be written about later in the series. We’ll talk a little about Jennie Wade and “meet” a few other civilians. John Burns was a sixty year old who went out and fought the Rebs at Gettysburg. More on that later…

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