Zelma Kay Halemeyer
Connection to Illinois: Halemeyer resides in rural Golden Eagle, where her paternal family has lived for four generations. Biography: Zelma Kay Halemeyer resides in rural Golden Eagle, Illinois, where her paternal family has lived for four generations. In the peaceful atmosphere that is her home, she treasures God's everyday wonders, from which she finds joy and inspiration. Zelma's maternal family is steeped with a rich history of Confederate heritage. Her Southern ancestry drove her to read accounts of Confederate history, thus inspiring asympathy for the often misunderstood Confederacy. Through her research, she was moved to write her vision of Confederate history. Thus, her first book was completed, Rebel Grey:Poems of Confederate History. Zelma graduated with honors from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. She has always had a strong interest in the arts and is an avid reader of history.
|Rebel Grey: Poems of Confederate History
ISBN: 1938905717 OCLC: Acclaim Press 2014 Rebel Grey: Poems of Confederate History tells through the lyricism of poetry the rich history of courage, passion and strength that are the heritage of the Confederacy. This collection of original poetry depicts some of the forgotten Confederate battles and heroes, such as the imaginative Colonel Richard Thomas Zarvona and the horrific Battle of the Crater, as well as the famous Stonewall Jackson and the battle incorrectly known as the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack. These poems and many more included in this book appeal to both young and old by captivating the imagination and painting a living picture of history within one's mind.