Battle of Gettysburg Changes Everything

Soldier in profile looking over Redding Farm as it sees staging of the Battle of Gettysburg on the 150th Anniversary.

For three blistering hot and bloody days in 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, the Civil War could have gone either way. Could General Meade hold the line, or would General Robert E. Lee prevail in bringing the war to the North? It was the Union Army’s dramatic repulsion of the Confederate’s Pickett’s … Read more

Biltmore Photo Tour

Biltmore - front exterior photo. | Asheville, NC

Touring Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, New York, I was surprised to hear that it was built by one of the more frugal of William Vanderbilt’s eight sons. That assertion becomes a lot more clear if you happen to visit the house his youngest son built in Asheville, North Carolina–Biltmore, the largest home in the … Read more