Tag Archives: Thomas W. Mitchell

Confederates in the Attic (and Maine cemeteries, too)

Tony Horwitz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author who has historically examined such subjects as John Brown and his bloody raid and European exploration of North America, released his delightful “Confederates In The Attic” in 1998. A “must read” for Civil War buffs, the book explores why the war remains so palpable in many Southern locales. But […]

Buried far from home

  In his “From the Fields,” a tribute to the soldiers North and South who died on far-flung Civil War battlefields, folksinger Kyle Thompson claims that “from the fields I hear them calling, from the fields where they fell.” During our first trip to Colonial Williamsburg, circa 1996-97, we made the obligatory trip to Yorktown […]