Stories. Thoughts. Challenges.

Hey, I’m Sarah. Thanks for stopping by. Let’s get honest about the wonderful, frightening, and amazing things we find in the pages of history books.

This blog is my online journal to share what’s on my mind as we’re navigating the history field, surviving a pandemic, and building a road forward for a better future.

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159 Gettysburg

This year I had the opportunity to work during the 159th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. It was meaningful to be on the “film crew” with American Battlefield Trust and walking the fields, sharing history along the way.

Unpublished – A Blog Series

This month I had the pleasure of coordinating a blog post series for Emerging Civil War. We featured a variety of primary sources that – to the best of our knowledge – had not been published before. It was a wonderful way to highlight lesser-known stories and writings from the 1860s. Check out the full…

Battlefields & Effects

Central Virginia has been getting snow this month. Between 7 or 8 inches at the beginning of January, and this Sunday (January 16), it’s snowing again. Personally, I don’t mind the snow, but I’m not a fan of power outages. The recent snows have caused damages to the trees across the area, particularly around the…

Recent Readings – January 2021

Over the Christmas and New Years holidays, I had some extra time and dived into a selection of books. Here are a few of the history volumes!


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