All posts tagged John Hunt Morgan

An Amateur, Passion and the Civil War

The word amateur comes from the Latin base, amator, to love. We’ve taken that word and turned it into a person who loves something so inordinately passionately that they don’t care if it has any monetary value. Amateurs love something for the sake of loving it–and they usually want to share that passion with everyone they […]

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Remembering the Dead as Living

As we walked through the graveyard dusk of a late July some 17 years ago, the dead came alive to me. There as the sun lowered to the horizon and the birds settled to bed, Uncle Ernest told stories at grave after grave. I was writing the story of my grandmother’s life that year and this visit […]

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