Writing & Research

This page reflects certain efforts to archive some pieces that are still available online. Other pieces have been featured in National Review Online, World Magazine, The Washington Times, The Indianapolis Star, CNN, Fox News, RealClearPolitics, and more.

Historical Research

  • Civil War Research: This page features my passion and academic research in the American Civil War. I maintain memberships and leadership positions with a number of Civil War organizations and am also in the process of researching and writing a new regimental history.
  • Claybourn Genealogical Society: I began the Claybourn Genealogical (CGS) to provide leadership in assembling and recording data and information on ancestors and descendants of the Claybourn families and to cultivate the ties of friendship among their descendants. CGS also works to preserve and safeguard manuscripts, books, cemeteries, and memorabilia relating to Claybourns.
  • Newburgh Museum: This website of the museum helps preserve, showcase, and interpret history for Newburgh, Indiana.

Legal Research

At various times spanning a period of roughly eight months, I assisted Prof. Gerard Magliocca at the Indiana University School of Law in the research of Constitutional False Positives and the Populist Movement, 81 Notre Dame L. Rev. 821 (2006). The research and writing of this article also contributed to a subsequent book, Andrew Jackson and the Constitution: The Rise and Fall of Generational Regimes (Univ. of Kansas Press 2007).

Personal Reflections

Travel Diaries