Category: Richard Headley Clow

Reminder! Free Kindle Giveaway Dec. 7 – 11, 2018, for Civil War History – “Rough Enough.”

  That’s Richard Headley Clow in the header picture. At 17 years of age he enlisted in the Union Army to fight at Petersburg and the final battles of the Civil War.  Stationed at Fort Hayes outside of Petersburg,  Richard Clow was in the…

Genealogists Love New Civil War History! 4 Great Reasons!

Another Ghost from Richard Clow’s Past Reappears!  After my blog a week and half ago about the Prince of Serendip striking me, I was amazed to get this contact from Claudia Cannon. I quote a section of her note about her grandfather’s cousin, Mary…

The Prince of Serendipity Strikes again for Richard Clow and “Rough Enough”

Talk about a really amazing coincidence today!  Out of the blue comes an email from one of my new followers who just happens to be the Great-Great – Step – Grandson of Richard Headley Clow (1847 – 1926) CW veteran 1864-65) about whom I…

Civil War Book – Still Free? Wow!

 Rough Enough (Nonfiction)       Get it for your Kindle app for any computer – Now! Free! https://amazon.com/author/rickmcbee  (Kindle users will find this book free at this site until June 10). The History and Life of 17 year old Richard H. Clow, as seen through his…

Audio Book Format – “Rough Enough”

I just opened up a site with Amazon’s audio book system, ACX which will mean that my 4.5 Star, Civil War book, Rough Enough, will soon be available in an audio system so that those of you who want to listen to it while…

Richard Clow’s Interest in the 56th Mass.? – The Crater – July 1864

Thinking back to some of the reasons why Richard Clow may have enlisted in the 56th Mass. Infantry in 1865, one of the items he notes in his February letter to his sister is that the 56th was “cut up badly” and needed replacements….

City Point, Virginia, Busiest Seaport in the World 1864 – 1865

Here are pictures I took of displays at City Point while researching the Civil War experiences of Richard Clow at Petersburg in 1865. Note the variety and sizes of ships in the harbor. Sailing vessels and steamboats, large and small plied the harbor delivering the…

February 23, 1865 – Richard Clow’s Letter Speaks from the Past!

Two pictures of the fortifications at Petersburg from each side’s perspective helps us understand some of Richard Clow’s written coments in the section of the letter written on 23 Feb, 1865.

Reader Questions for “Rough Enough” Set#11, Chapt 8: What Modern Spectacles compare to the Civil War Grand Review?

As I look at pictures of the Grand Review in Washington DC following the end of the Civil War, I try to imagine what it must have been like to be either in the crowds watching on that day or on the stands, in…

Why Richard Headley Clow is my Favorite Civil War Personality

My favorite personality for the Civil War is a private named Richard Headley Clow who was at the front lines of Petersburg from Feb. 1865 through April, 1865 and then went on to Appomattox. My reasons for this are the following: 1. Richard Clow…

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