Author Archives: Allen Mesch

About Allen Mesch

Allen is a author, educator, and historian. He has written four books: The Analyst; Teacher of Civil War Generals; Your Affectionate Father, Charles F. Smith; Charles A. Marvin - "One Year. Six Months, and Eleven Days", and Preparing for Disunion. He teaches classes on the American Civil War at Collin College. He has visited more than 130 Civil War sites and shares his over 4,000 photographs on Civil-War-Journeys.org. He blogs about the Civil War on Salient Points.

We Need Another James Ulio

We could use another James A. Ulio in the midst of the COVID 19 crisis. We desperately need someone to fix the current logistical mess in supplying medical supplies to hospitals and health care workers — someone like Major General … Continue reading

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Learning How to Write

For readers who are considering writing a novel, biography, memoir, how-to guide, history, etc., I think the best way to get started is by taking a writing class. That’s how I began my journey. I prefer onsite classes rather than … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts to Improve Writing

Crossword Puzzles I like to do crossword puzzles. As an author I learn new words and their definition and correct spelling.  They are a good way to add to your vocabulary. Read Aloud Function in Microsoft Word I have been … Continue reading

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Article in North & South Magazine

In late December 2019, I was contacted by the editor of North & South Magazine about writing an article Major General Charles F. Smith based on my book Teacher of Civil War Generals – Major General Charles Ferguson Smith, Soldier … Continue reading

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Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy is Available for Pre-order and Review

Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy is officially available for pre-order. The release date is July 15, 2020. My publisher is holding a contest for pre-orders, and the winner gets twenty books to donate to area schools. Your pre-order … Continue reading

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Oops! Errors in Historic Markers

The City of Allen applied to Texas authorities for a historic monument. Regrettably it was not approved. Some of the errors in the application might have led to it’s rejection. Though the man for whom the town [of Allen] is … Continue reading

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Photographs of Historical Places in Allen, TX

Photographs of historical sites in Allen, TX related to Ebenezer Allen. Continue reading

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