Sunday, July 13, 2014

#History On this day, July 13th, in 1861,

the American Civil War has been ongoing for 3 months and 1 day. Lives have been turned upside down and twisted inside out with fear and worry. Both sides thought the war was going to be short lived, yet, both sides were wrong.

Northerners have referred to the Civil War as the War to Preserve the Union, the War of the Rebellion (War of the Southern Rebellion) and the War to Make Men Free.

Southerners have referred to the Civil War as the War Between the States or the War of Northern Aggression.

An estimate of 1.5 million troops joined the Union side of the war.

An estimate of 1.2 million troops joined the Southern side of the war.

With records being lost, damaged, or not recorded, it is an estimated 600,000 men who were either killed in action of died of disease.

It is estimated that 1.2 million were wounded and survived.

Confederate Heroes' Day commemorate those who died fighting for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. An official state holiday in Texas has fallen annually on January 19 - the birthday of Robert E Lee - and has been celebrated since its approval on January 30, 1931.

Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee

About Journey to Freedom.

My first novel written was set prior to the civil war and traveled through the civil war time period. I wanted to write about interracial relationships, slavery, and the personal challenges that people in that time period faced. This book centers on freedom from different bonds: physical, mental, and emotional. In this book, the characters form bonds, experience the underground railroad, unexpected heroes and heroines, and the different aspects of the Civil War including warship battle and medicinal challenges.

Greggory, aka Black Arrow, is half-Indian and half Negro. Marrissa is half-white and half Negro.
Robert is Negro. Daniel is white. In a journey that brings them all together, they learn trust, love, and have a reborn faith in people. Until the War tears them apart once again.

These are the main characters in the plot of Journey to Freedom. If you find this interesting, it would be my great honor if you check out my book on Amazon.

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Author K. Meador is a mom to two grown sons who are currently pursuing their adult lives outside the home. For the past several years, she has traveled with her job and has now settled down in Oklahoma City area.

She enjoys photography, walking, and visiting with family and friends.

Please leave a comment on this blog and share if you are so inclined.  Author K. Meador has six books published which are available in paperback, eBook, and four are on audio.  Thank you. Your support is truly appreciated. 


  1. Love the history trivia - great post. Looking forward for more little know facts about the Civil War.

  2. Excellent post, I recommend everyone to read this book. :)


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