Places to go and things to see by Gypsy Bev

I’m excited to tell everyone that I have published my first book based on a Civil War diary that my son found through his antique business. “Life in the Mississippi Marine Brigade” The Civil War Diary of George Painter will take you on a journey through 1863 down the Mississippi River where George was part of the Union Mississippi Marine Brigade.

The diary has been transcribed for easy reading with historical facts added that will help explain some of the situations they encountered. The dates in his diary are exact to events that occurred during the war at that time.

The cover of the book is the actual cover of the diary as best it could be copied as it had a long trip down the Mississippi River back in 1863. It was in amazingly great condition after all these years.

A friend then drew a sketch of the Diane, which was the boat that George traveled on for most of that year. We were surprised at the size of these ramboats that formed the Mississippi Marine Brigade.

The book is now available on Amazon and can be found at

I will be starting a new WordPress page for those interested in this book and my other writings so would appreciate you following me there at . That way those who enjoy my travel articles will not have to encounter multiple posts about the new book.

For those wanting an autographed copy, it can be purchased from me through my website and I will send you the book direct. I’m trying to figure out how to do that right now. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

This is a new adventure for me so if you happen to be a Civil War fan and enjoy the book, I would certainly appreciate a review on Amazon.


Comments on: "Union Civil War Diary Just Published" (2)

  1. Congratulations, Bev!! I think this is fantastic!!

  2. Thanks, this has been a real adventure.

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