“A House Divided” is a blog dedicated to news and issues of importance to Civil War enthusiasts across the country and around the world. Blogger Linda Wheeler and a panel of respected Civil War experts will debate and dissect historical issues and explore new concepts. Wheeler will also report on conferences and seminars, find little-known battlefields and sites to explore, keep track of local, national and international stories of interest to readers and provide advice on upcoming events.
About the blogger
Linda Wheeler was first a photographer and then a reporter at The Washington Post for 35 years, retiring in 2003. In 1998, she turned her interest in local history and the Civil War into a column, “A House Divided,” where she explored the impact of the war on the Washington area and followed the construction of the African American Civil War Memorial. The columnist turned blogger lives in the Shenandoah Valley and likes to explore the area looking for traces of Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign. She has an extensive library of Civil War books with the largest section devoted to Abraham Lincoln.
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