I had invited Anita to the event and she also signed quite a few books with me. Anita is a researcher and living historian, portraying everything from a house slave to a Confederate bugler. She will be in character as Maria Lewis at the BoW sesquicentennial reenactment next March. Besides our common interest in the War Between the States and the BoW, we also discovered that we are both ardent fans of what I refer to as the most politically incorrect show on television today - Hell on Wheels. (I'll be posting something about that later.)
It was a wonderful day. Many thanks to the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, Anita Henderson, my wife and to all those who came out.