Welcome to my web site featuring my writing, research, and teaching!

Here’s what’s new…


We visited several Civil War sites this year.


National Civil War Museum


African American Civil War Memorial and Museum


National Museum of African American History and Culture


I have stopped teaching classes in the SAIL program at Collin College to concentrate on writing.
I am continuing my lectures on various topics to Civil War Roundtables, libraries, and senior citizen organizations.

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Allen at First United Methodist Church in Plano

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Presentation at First United Methodist Church of Allen


Talk at Senior Center in Pennsylvania


Cover_Preparing_for_DisunionMy latest Civil War book, Preparing for Disunion: West Point Commandants and the Training of Civil War Leaders is available from McFarland Publishing.

I have spent most of 2018 working on the biography Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy.

Please see my blog on Allen’s Civil War activities.


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Doing some research at home

Please see some of the resources that I use in my writing and teaching.

Speaking Request

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At Civil War Roundtable in Philadelphia

I would be delighted to speak to your organization.

Please check out the topics.


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Saguaro National Park – East

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Tumacaori National Historical Park

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Saguaro Cactus

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White Sands National Monument

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Petroglyphs – Saguaro National Park – West

Sketch Pad


Composing on the laptop

My random thoughts and philosophical musings.

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