Saturday, April 10, 2010

Seeing Artifacts Through A Fictional Character's Eyes

The Ironclad Alibi is a "Harrison Raines Civil War Mystery," by Michael Kilian. Harrison Raines is a fictional character who interacts with real persons and participates in real events in the Civil War era. One of the supporting characters was Elizabeth Van Lew, of Richmond, Virginia, who spied for the Union.

Elizabeth Van Lew "Crazy Betsy" at the Women of the Civil War Museum at Bardstown, KY

Harrison Raines snooped around the Tredegar Iron Works looking for information about the Confederate's ironclad.

Howitzer made at the Tredegar Iron Works and displayed at the Civil War Museum in Bardstown, KY

See the blog about another Harrison Raines mystery here.

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