Author Archives: Drew Gruber

About Drew Gruber

Drew lives in Williamsburg with his wife, Kate and their two cats Milton (the Brown) and Graham (Spartacus). He enjoys reading but doesn't particularly relish writing. He enjoys oyster, never cooked- always raw, brown spirituous liquors and quiet.

Tuesday on the Trail

Tuesday started out as many days ‘on the Trail.’ I was up and out early, before sunrise, and under caffeinated I hit the interstate. The podcast I had on wasn’t helping to wake me up and decided that latest Jane’s … Continue reading

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Along Lee’s Retreat at the Catalpa Inn

For those of you who spend a lot of time on the road, either by vocation or for vacation, you know that arriving at your hotel probably isn’t the highlight of your trip. No matter how tired you might be … Continue reading

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The Straight Poop: Pushing Interpretive Boundaries

If you follow Civil War Trails on Facebook you may have seen a recent post about poop. Yes. It’s true. I hesitated making the initial post for a few days. I even checked with some of my board members to … Continue reading

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A Hidden-in-Plain-Sight Connection Between Hanover and Hampton

Several weeks ago, I began working with Thomas Seabrook, the education and programs specialist for the Hanover Tavern Foundation, on a refresh of their Civil War Trails sign. Sitting with Tom for more than an hour, we naturally thought of … Continue reading

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A Reexamination of “The Unique Style Confederate Hat”

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Drew Gruber As students of Civil War we are excited when ‘new’ objects surface which add character, detail and color to our overall narrative. It is especially exciting when these objects … Continue reading

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