The Story Behind ‘Deeds of a Colored Soldier during the Rebellion, Volume 1: From the Beginning to Chickamagua’ by F.W. Abel

The motion picture “Glory” was a compelling movie, so compelling that many viewers would probably have taken away the impression that the 54th Massachusetts Regiment was one of the first African-American, or “colored” to use the terminology of the time, unit in the Civil War to be formed and the first unit to see combat. …

The Story Behind I, Walter by Mike Hartner

A few years ago, I wrote a 20th century manuscript which never got published.  Beetle and Shannon were the two principal characters, and their adventure was also a romantic one.  It was also a detective story ala Magnum P.I. with the ‘Higgins’-esque character coming from a relative.  My relative had been a fighter pilot in…