Sandra Scott Travels

Sandra Scott Travels: The Human Side Of The Civil War

The Cumberland Gap is a narrow pass through the Cumberland Mountains, near the junction of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. It was the gateway to the west for early pioneers and later became the route of the military during the Civil War. Today, it is part of the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park. The nearby Hensley Settlement is now a historic site on top of Brush Mountain. […]

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Sandra Scott Travels

Sandra Scott Travels: Remembering The Forgotten Battle Of The Civil War

I am in the process of triaging my library. Some books I am keeping because I may want to reread them. One book that is a keeper is Robert Hicks’ best-selling Civil War novel, “The Widow of the South,” based on Carrie McGavock and the Battle of Franklin. Carrie McGavock, morose over the death of three of her young children, rises to the occasion when her plantation home becomes a military hospital. She personally attends to the soldiers. […]