Writings

This page reflects certain efforts to archive some pieces that are still available online.

Historical Research

  • Civil War Research 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.
  • Newburgh History aims to be the town’s storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, and sharing the town’s history.
  • Claybourn Genealogical Society (CGS) exists 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.

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