M & O Railroad (Fact)

Historically Accurate Following his taking of Corinth, Mississippi in July 1862, Federal General Halleck was reassigned to Washington DC and General Ulysses S. Grant was restored to the position of Western Field Commander with the objective of neutralizing the...

Fort Sanders, Knoxville, TN (Fact)

The Battle of Fort Sanders – Knoxville, Tennessee November  1863 Confederate General James Longstreet was assigned to attack the battlements surrounding Knoxville, Tennessee which were occupied by Union General Ambrose Burnside’s Army of the Ohio in November...

Author’s Historical Roots to the Story’s Location

Bob’s connection with the regions discussed in his work are more than mere coincidence. Some of his own family settled first in North Carolina during the 17th century and were granted land in East Tennessee for their efforts in the American Revolution. Others migrated...

Historical Research – Freemasons of Elizabethtown, Tennessee

A Freemason, himself, Bob’s research has included much about that institution, and the incidental references to that group are authenticated by information he has gained from that interest. In the book, the principal character joins a Masonic lodge in Elizabethtown,...