Books

MamaCoverMama takes you on a ‘first person’ journey through 1863 in the Confederacy.  50 women and 220 men: farmers, housewives, privates, clerks, riverboatmen, nurses, sergeants, chaplains and farm girls tell their story through excerpts taken from their diaries, letters and journals.  Over 100 of these men and women have never been published.  Click on the book cover for more details.
NoSoapCoverDiarrhea takes you on a ‘first person’ journey through 1864-1865 in the Confederacy.  As in Mama, 50 women and 220 men take you on this intimate, personal journey.  No generals and politicians but ordinary people enduring the hardships of the worst war in our history.  Over 50 of these men and women have never been published.  Click on the book cover for more details.
SendMeCoverRichard and Mary Watkins take you on a four year, 310 letter journey through our Civil War.  This is only the 7th major husband and wife correspondence to ever be published.  It is the rarest item in Civil War literature.  Two marvelous writers with great senses of humor.  Richard serves as a Captain in Co. K of the 3rd Virginia Cavalry while Mary stays on their farm in Prince Edward Cty., Virginia, raising their 3 little girls.  Life in the cavalry, life on the farm and a true love story. It took two years to edit this collection, plus some key correspondence by other family members.  Click on the book cover for more details.
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