Month: March 2013

E-Shell: Seashells of the Caribbean work 1

Today as I begin to get ready to go diving in Curacao in a couple of weeks, I pulled up my manuscript of the E-shells of the Caribbean that I have been putting off finishing while I worked on marketing my Civil War book,…

Review: The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story – by Elliott West

Review: The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story – by Elliott WestHere is a long but very well researched look at the whole concept of the Nez Perce War: giving and overview of first contacts with whites, congenial relations, willingness to work to…

What Books is Rick McBee working on now?

I have had several close contacts ask me when the next book is coming out now that they have read “Rough Enough.”  When I’m not up to my ears in skiing, diving, orienteering and trying to keep up on the Civil War scene, I’m…

New Review for “Rough Enough” comes out on “Salient Points!”

I was ever so pleased to see Allen Mesch’s great review of my Civil and Indian War book, “Rough Enough” on his own fabulous blog site, “Salient Points (http://salient-points.blogspot.com/2013/03/rough-enough-by-richard-h-mcbee-jr.html),  Allen prides himself in keeping up to date on Civil War affairs on LinkedIn and…

Photos of John Sherwin Clow, wife and son: Older Brother to Richard Clow

  Right hand photo is John Sherwin Clow, 1836 – 1909 and left hand photo is his wife, Celinda Warren Burnap Clow holding their son, Fredrick Redman Clow. This is the son who was born in 1863 just before John enlisted in the Union…

Personalities Related to Richard Clow: John Sherwin Clow 1836-1909

John Sherwin (nickname “Sher”) Clow was born a full 11 years before Richard Clow in Nova Scotia, Canada where the family lived until 1853.  John probably got the nicknam of “Sher” due to the fact that he had the same first name as his…

Opening a “GoodReads” Ad for “Rough Enough”

Today was another first for the old man!  I actually created and opened up an ad on “GoodReads” for my Civil and Indian War Book, “Rough Enough.”  One of the things that really amazed me was how specific some of the targeting can get…

Personalities related to Richard Clow – Lucia Shepardson, Author

Lucia Shepardson was one of Richard Clow’s nieces. She is shown in a photo with the aging Richard Clow about 1920 when they travelled together through the Black Hills. Lucia was an amateur entomologist and in 1914 wrote a brief book (see photo) called…

Personalities related to Richard Clow: Sir George J. Clow, Capt. R.N., C.B. (1853 – 192?)

Captain George J. Clow, first cousin of Richard Headley Clow, was both a full Captain in the British Royal Navy, as well as being the Paymaster-in-Chief to the Royal Navy. He first joined the Royal Navy in 1870 and rose through the ranks as…

Personalities Related to Richard Clow: Capt, David F. Clow II, R.N., (1802 – 1885)

Captain David F. Clow II was the first son of the elder David F. Clow. He was also a career British Royal Navy man and famously was a member of the combined British and French forces that took the Chinese city of Canton in…

Personalities from “Rough Enough” : David Ferinbaugh Clow (1779 – 1861)

David Ferinbaugh Clow was a paymaster or purser for the Royal Navy. He was the father of John Stevenet Clow, the father of Richard Headley Clow, the center of the book “Rough Enough,” a Civil and Indian War non-fiction book. David F. Clow entered…

Personalities from “Rough Enough” #2 – Mary Bingham Clow

Mary Bingham Clow -1870 Wedding Picture: Mary Bingham daughter of Lucius and Rebecca Bingham was born in 1853, just a few months after her father had dies in late 1852. The family home was in the Little Sioux, Iowa area and Rebecca Bingham fell…

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