Tag: Civil War

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…

See you At Northwest Book Festival!

It’s here this weekend! The Northwest Book Festival in Portland, OR 30th of July, Pioneer Courthouse Square! Check it out! I’ll be there! With three books to sign for buyers! Here’s my author site! What time????  3:30 – 5:00PM What books??? 1. “The Ghosts…

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…

Two Big Kindle Promotions This Week!

I have just set up two kindle promotions for this week now that the summer holidays are here and you will have vacation time. Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10 2016! 1. If you will be in the Gulf Coast Region or Caribbean…

Father’s Day E-Book Sale! Just what DAD wants for his reader!

Most of us Dads have a lot of interests. One of them is often trying to figure out how our ancestors dealt with the trials of life such as war. In “Rough Enough”  http://www.amazon.com/author/rickmcbee you can learn about our great grandfathers going off to war cockily…

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.

Soldier’s Hut at Petersburg Battlefield – 8ft by 8ft- Comfy by 1865 standards!

This is an enlisted man’s hut (4 soldiers to a hut) regarded as very accommodating and cozy for the men to overwinter at Petersburg in the winter of 1864-65.

Tour Fort Hayes near Petersburg. VA – Well Worth the Visit – Needs some TLC !

I shot these pictures while doing my research for the book:  “Rough Enough”  describing Richard Clow’s time in Civil War along with his letters and diary from this period and the frontier. : These are about the best shots I could get of the site…

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