Category Archives: Robert E. Lee

Reprise: Robert E. Lee’s Unionist Sister

[This is one of the most popular posts of this site and so worth repeating in full:] Many families were torn apart by the war, a fact that buttresses my fictional creation Parthenia Leila Ellis, the Unionist widow of Confederate … Continue reading

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Reprise: General Lee’s Unionist sister

Many families were torn apart by the war, a fact that supports my fictional creation Parthenia Leila Ellis, the Unionist widow of Confederate Major Clayton Ellis of Knoxville. Many such divisions were unsung at the time, the principals being little known … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,400 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Rebel Gen. McLaws’ Union brother-in-law

Another major Civil War figure whose family life buttresses my fictional division between Unionist Parthenia Leila Ellis and her Confederate husband Clayton Ellis, was Gen. Lafayette McLaws. McLaws, whose division was the first in the attack on Fort Sanders, joined … Continue reading

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Robert E. Lee’s Unionist sister

Many families were torn apart by the war, a fact that buttresses my fictional creation Parthenia Leila Ellis, the Unionist widow of Confederate Major Clayton Ellis of Knoxville. Many such divisions were unsung at the time, the principals being little … Continue reading

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