As an amateur military historian and a career soldier, I have always enjoyed visiting historical sites and old battlefields. Having a very understanding wife is quite a blessing in that regard!
Writing historical fiction gives me an excuse to indulge my passion for historical sites: I call it
“research.” While exploring locations related to my next book, I was able to connect with many places that witnessed critical events in the American Revolution. One site I never knew existed was the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier in Philadelphia. It is in a park, just around the corner from Independence Hall, which served as a burying ground for soldiers and slaves. It was a humbling experience to walk that hallowed ground, conscious of the spirit of those who gave what Lincoln called “the last full measure of devotion.”