M.B. Henry is a writer and History enthusiast, specializing in US Military History. She has consulted historically in films and television, and she is currently writing a historical fiction novel trilogy based around World War II, World War I, and the American Civil War. In her downtime, she also enjoys travel, nature photography, and writing poetry.
In the summer of 2015, in a silent boneyard in Wisconsin, there sat an abandoned old aircraft. Like the rest of the planes there, its original use was long-forgotten. It hadn’t been airborne in decades. It was corroded and covered with rust, inside and out. All that remained was a rotting skeleton in a valley of dry bones. Little did anyone know, this silent airplane had an amazing story. On a cloudy… Read More
On a chilly night in 1903, two men sat before a crackling campfire in the Bridal Veil Meadow of Yosemite Park. The stars shone down on them, and the surrounding pine trees whistled in the night breeze. The sound of waterfalls soothed their tired minds. One of these men was John Muir, a famous mountaineer and naturalist. The other was President Theodore Roosevelt. The story of this famous camping trip started in… Read More
It was a cool morning in April of 2016 when I visited a small prairie in the wilderness of Virginia. It was a wide-open field of grass leading down into a deep ravine. There were blooming purple and white Dogwoods that whispered in the breeze. There were also butterflies everywhere – Tiger Swallowtails, their yellow and black wings a marked contrast with the fresh green grass. It’s hard to know that something… Read More
Twenty-four years ago, a man named Kevin Wisniewski showed up at the annual EAA airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He stood out amongst the thousands of other people, because he was dressed as an officer from World War II. Every piece of his gear was authentic, part of a lifelong collection. He wondered around the displays of World War II planes in the show’s famed “Warbird Alley.” People were enthralled with his outfit. … Read More
A cold, unfeeling marble stone That’s all there is for the soldier unknown Lost in a graveyard as big as the sea My love comes looking but won’t find me Because all I have is a white marble stone And all it says is “soldier unknown” I fought like the heroes, we were the same But I got no medal, they don’t even know my name I was just one body in… Read More
His is one of the most famous legends from the American Civil War. His actions spawned a monument in Fredericksburg, Virginia, that still stands today. His name is Richard Rowland Kirkland, and he is known as the Angel of Marye’s Heights. The story first appeared in the Charleston News and Courier in 1880. Written by former Confederate General Joseph B. Kershaw, it goes something like this: The Battle of Fredericksburg, in particular… Read More
The Fremont Culture – Lost Tribe of Utah In Mid-May, I found myself back in beautiful Moab, Utah. The state has a pull for me – the red rock canyons, the wide open fields, the deep blue skies and the snow-capped mountains. Everywhere you look, it’s beautiful. This time, while hiking through the Arches National Park, I got to learn about another gem of Utah. This one is harder to see amidst… Read More