Filed under The Missing Pieces of his Silence

The Siege of Ninety Six

In the book The Loyalists at Kings Mountain, it is written that Michael Isham “evacuated Fort Ninety Six with Lt. Col. John H. Cruger.” This places him at another important battle of the American Revolution in the south: the Siege of Ninety Six. In 2012, we visited this battle site near Edgefield, South Carolina. My husband David … Continue reading

A Civil Battle at King’s Mountain

In many ways the American Revolution was as much a civil war as a revolution. Not every colonist took up arms against the British; many of them were loyal to their homeland. One of these loyalists was my ancestor, Michael Eisan. Though he was born in Germany, King George III himself had intervened to save … Continue reading

Getting Ready

Fall is here and for me, even though I’m not a teacher or a student anymore, it feels like a time for new beginnings. With great excitement, I’m looking forward to NaNoWriMo in November. [That’s (Inter)National Novel Writing Month.] To prepare, I’ve signed up form a NaNoWriMo boot camp at Uvic that starts in October. … Continue reading