Historical Homes, Traveling Tidbits

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion – A Survivor of the War

The more I research the Civil War, the more I begin to recognize influence in everyday things. Street names, businesses, etc. So, when I saw “Bragg-Mitchell House” as an attraction and wedding venue in Mobile, Alabama, you must guess what my first thoughts were. I knew this place had to have some connection to the… Continue reading Bragg-Mitchell Mansion – A Survivor of the War

Battles in the East

A Tale of Two Forts – Pickens and Barrancas

Two forts, built to guard the same bay, engineered by the same man for the same purpose, but pitted against each other as the tides of the Civil War swept over the city they were bound to protect. If that’s not an accurate metaphor for the magnitude of secession, I don’t know what is. A… Continue reading A Tale of Two Forts – Pickens and Barrancas