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Warrington G. Roberts: “Dedicated to the Proposition that All Men Are Created Equal”

Interred in grave 3287 at the Fredericksburg National Cemetery lays Warrington G. Roberts. This past Memorial Day I had the privilege of telling Roberts’s story during the annual Luminary program atop Marye’s Heights. Telling his story and digging even further … Continue reading

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Honoring Heroes

This past Saturday I closed out my work detail—I hate using the word “work” to describe an opportunity to spend a few weeks being a ranger at a national military park–but I digress. However, my last day coincided with assisting … Continue reading

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My Call to Arms: A Look Back at My Overland Campaign

What no one ever tells you about being an author is that it mostly involves schlepping a lot of books from place to place. Sure, there’s some writing involved (and, oh, if only I had time to do more!), but … Continue reading

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Luminaria 2014

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Fredericksburg Luminaria 2013

Thanks to the help of hundreds of volunteers, Fredericksburg National Cemetery once again hosted its annual Memorial Day Luminaria commemoration on Saturday night. More than 15,000 soldiers are buried in the cemetery, although only about twenty percent of them are … Continue reading

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The Lights Atop the Hill

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