The last ten days have been a whirlwind of travel, getting settled, and starting a new job at Central Virginia Battlefields Trust. It’s been amazing to see all the plans come together and also see what surprises God has had as I’ve made this move and am adjusting to expanding Gazette665’s reach while still keeping ties in California!
Yes, Wednesdays are usually for “Searched & Answered” videos, but tonight I wanted to be a little more personal and share some photos from my recent cross-country trek from California to Virginia. Autumn colors were in full burst in different states, and of course, I found plenty of history sites to cram into already long travel days. 🙂
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In the summer while near Fredericksburg for the Emerging Civil War Symposium, I wandered over to Pelham’s Corner. It’s a tiny piece of preserved land, sitting at the corner of a modern intersection with cars zipping by at regular intervals.
However, in December 1862 as the battle unfolded on the 13th, this spot marked the advanced position of a twenty-four year old Confederate artillery officer who hauled a single cannon to this place and sent a raking fire into the attacking Union troops’ flank as they headed to “Stonewall” Jackson’s lines. That artilleryman—Major John Pelham—was noticed by General Robert E. Lee and became a legend, thanks in part to his actions during the Battle of Fredericksburg.
It’s the last weekend of the year, and it seems like a good time to review the highlights of Gazette665’s 2018. Check out the top posts and other top moments!
I’d love to hear about your favorite history moments this year! Either on Gazette665 or in the whole history field, what’s been the top research, favorite article, best discovery, or your exciting moment? Let’s chat in the comments… Continue reading
It’s a new year, and as promised, here’s a list of the new features to watch for on Gazette665 in 2018. Be sure to let us know in the comments what you’re most excited about! Continue reading
Touring The Huntington 
As 2017 comes to a close, I’m looking back at the year and celebrating all the wonderful moments at Gazette665. Thank you for being part of the voyage this year!
What’s your favorite thing on the list? Continue reading
Gazette665 is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of a new historical novel by Sarah Kay Bierle.
Nine-year-old Susan Rose Arnold isn’t sure if she will like living at a new lighthouse location along the Long Island Sound. She’s had to leave her best friends behind, and her strange uncle will be living with her family to help Father with lighthouse duties. Continue reading