Lighthouse Author Writes About Civil War

Mary Louise Clifford is best known in lighthouse circles for writing Women Who Kept the Lights; however she has written other books on a wide range of topics. Most recently she published a book on her grandfather, who at 14 ran away from home to serve as a drummer boy, was later captured at the Battle of Chickamauga, and served out the war in various prison camps. According to Clifford, this writing project started some eighty years ago: As a child I listened to my father tell what he remembered of his father’s war stories. Years later my army husband obtained Almon’s Military …

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