Author Archives: Sarah Kay Bierle

About Sarah Kay Bierle

Iโ€™m Sarah Kay Bierle, historian, editor, 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.

Stop Here! Lee Chapel and Museum

Did you know that Robert E. Lee moved to Lexington, Virginia, after the Civil War and served as president of Washington College? A small chapel – built at Lee’s request – serves as a meeting place, museum, and final resting … Continue reading

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1864: “The Fair For The Sanitary Commission Is A Good Excuse…”

March 17, 1864 I went today to the Knickerbocker Kitchen Committee for the benefit of the Sanitary Fair. Mrs. Judge Roosevelt is chairman. she wants us to wear the old Dutch costume. Hers is already being made, she said. It … Continue reading

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Boudica: Warring Against The Romans

Her name has been spelled numerous ways. Her entire written history was recorded by her enemies. Her grave has never been found, but the destruction she caused is in the archaeological layers. She reshaped Rome’s opinions on colonial efforts in … Continue reading

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Stop Here! Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery

Cemeteries. I think they are interesting places to explore, but I know that’s not everyone’s opinion. I’ve refrained from dragging you through all the wonderful old cemeteries on this virtual road trip until today. The Presbyterian Cemetery – renamed Stonewall … Continue reading

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1864: “Do Not Stay In Washington”

(Private and confidential) Near Memphis, March 10, 1864 General Grant Dear General: I have your more than kind and characteristic letter of the 4th, and will send a copy of it to General McPherson at once. You do yourself injustice … Continue reading

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Stop Here! Stonewall Jackson House

Lexington, Virginia, was the first destination in the Old Dominion on our family trip when I was fourteen. So it started as a special place to me and has continued through the years. Whether I arrive for research or am … Continue reading

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