Category Archives: Civil War

To Honor, Earl Hamner Jr.

Earl Hamner Jr. at a book signing for his book, “The Twilight Zone Scripts of Earl Hamner.” To Honor, Earl Hamner Jr. By Richard Mabey Jr. There is a certain ache, a sense of mourning, a feeling of loss that … Continue reading

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My Tribute to Benjamin Mabey, Civil War Hero

My Tribute to Benjamin Mabey, Civil War Hero By Richard Mabey Jr. Benjamin Mabey was a Private in the Third New Jersey Infantry during the Civil War. He fought in several battles. He enlisted in the Union Army on May … Continue reading

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A Dedication to David Wesley Storms: 1859 – 1931

A Dedication to David Wesley Storms: 1859 – 1931 By Richard Mabey Jr. David Wesley Storms was my great grandfather. He was my dad’s mom’s dad. He lived in the small town of Lincoln Park, New Jersey all of his … Continue reading

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The Story Of A Novel, Chapter 2: Straight From The Heart

“Straight From The Heart” is a column that I wrote, that appeared regularly in “Life and Leisure” newspaper for about two years. “Life and Leisure” is circulated to well over 50,000 homes throughout northeast New Jersey. The Story Of A … Continue reading

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To Dad, With Love

During the Second World War, my father served in the Seventh Air Force in Hawaii. In the photo above, that’s my dad atop the wing of a P-51 Mustang. One of Dad’s responsibilities was to keep the P-51 Mustangs in … Continue reading

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My Tribute to Benjamin Mabey, Civil War Hero

Benjamin Mabey was a Private in the Third New Jersey Infantry during the Civil War. He fought in several battles. He enlisted in the Union Army on May 29, 1861. He received a full honorable discharge from the Union Army … Continue reading

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