Tagged with Battle of King’s Mountain

The American Revolution in South Carolina

In 2012, my husband David and I went to South Carolina to see where Michael Greissen Frein and the Palatines ended up. They were sent from Charlestown to the interior and received land along the tributaries of the Savannah River. The British settlers along the coast wanted them as a buffer against the native population. … 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

The Missing Pieces of his Silence

That’s the working title of my new novel, which used to be called Loyal Unto Death. I am running into all kinds of headaches writing the part about the American Revolution. My main character is a Loyalist, thus on the losing side. But he’s a real person and he was really at the Battle of King’s … Continue reading

Serendipity in the South

Looking back on my trip to South Carolina and neighboring states, I have the lingering feeling that I was walking through the pages of my novel about Michael Eisan. It was especially strong after the last day that we spent in Gastonia, North Carolina, not far from King’s Mountain. I thought that I had finished my research, … Continue reading

South Carolina, Here We Come

I just booked my flights for a round the continent trip in September and October. Instead of a vague dream, it’s that much closer to a reality. The trip includes a book tour for A Garden in the Wilderness in Nova Scotia and a research trip for my present book in South Carolina. I spent … Continue reading