A ghost at Chatham Manor? The Lady in White and Haunt My Heart


When I knew I wanted to write a ghost story about a Civil War hero, it didn’t take much Googling before I came to a post about the haunting of Chatham Manor in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Chatham Manor was the Union headquarters and makeshift hospital during the early stages of the Civil War. That alone would be enough to stir up a whole hoard of ghosts but Chatham was haunted well before the war.

The most often sought after spirit is the Lady in White of Chatham Manor. The spirit known as The Lady in White is commonly found in cultures all over the world.

Lady in White

Intrepid ghost hunters often search for and try to make contact with Chatham’s Lady  on the anniversary of her death. Read about The Lady here:

A ghost at Chatham?  Lady in White legend attracts more than 100 to Chatham grounds on Thursday

Want to read? Haunt My Heart is available on AMAZON now in e-book and print.

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A Civil War soldier dies to save his men. Can he find true love to live again?

Sarah Knight has a job she’s good at, a quirky BFF, and a boyfriend who’s bad for her. When Sarah unearths a Civil War artifact on a ghost hunt at Chatham Manor, she brings home more than a souvenir.

Lieutenant James “Tanner” Dawson fought for the Union, working as a supernatural liaison for his Major General in a secret Masonic offset called the Brothers of Peril. When he’s hexed by a witch, he learns the only way to save his men is to die himself. But death is not the end. Awakening 150 years later, he knows if he wants to be corporeal again, he has to find true love to break the hex—a task no easier in 21st century than it was in the 19th.

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6 Responses to A ghost at Chatham Manor? The Lady in White and Haunt My Heart

  1. I have a passion for paranormal romances that tie in Civil War heroes (my debut novel matched a Civil War Colonel with a modern day teacher), and as a result, gobble up any I can find! HAUNT MY HEART is definitely on my radar.

    I also have a passion for myth, folklore and cryptozoology and enjoy reading about all manner of legends. You’ve got an intriguing blog. I’m glad I found it!

  2. We were amazed how many legends there were about a mysterious Lady in White. They’re found all over the world. It was fascinating doing the research for The Connelly Witches.

  3. Just poked around on your Pinterest board. I love book boards. Great stuff there!