#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for June, 2008

The Wilderness and Spotsylvania

Those are the battlefields we visited today. It is VERY hot in Virginia, and my hair and t-shirt were absolutely soaked. I had to sit a couple of the sites out on the air-conditioned bus-tomorrow is Gettysburg, and I want to be in top form for that. Here’s my secret wish: I wish I would see a real ghost on the battlefield. I know, I know, it’s crazy, but there it is. Of course, now that I’ve told you, it isn’t really a secret anymore, is it?

Today was also my birthday. Since it was Dad’s birthday, too, and this

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Notes from a tour bus!

I have finally managed to get online! Yeehaw, I am one persistent cowgirl! It wouldn’t work in the room, but I’m picking up a signal on this bus headed for the Wilderness and Spotsylvania battlefields. :) Go figure.

Suffice it to say, I am having a wonderful time. I bought so many Civil War books yesterday, I had to carry them into the hotel on a luggage cart! By George, when I sit down to write those stories, I’ll know my stuff.

We started on Sunday, with Chancellorsville, and went to Petersburg, Malvern Hill, Cold Harbor yesterday. Lots of hiking involved,

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Though the term “stick ’em up” is widely used in Western films, it wasn’t actually coined until the 1930’s.