Aliene Shields Humphries
Aliene Humphries was born in Spartanburg, SC, and graduated from Columbia College with degrees in Special Education and Public Speaking/Drama. In 2010, she wrote her first book, The Legacy of A Common Civil War Soldier, based on the letters written by her great-grandfather Private Thomas Marion Shields in 1861-1865. Currently, Aliene is promoting her new book (tentative release date of fall 2022) and Timeline (now available) with the 60+ significant sites in her beloved state of South Carolina as battlefield sites, gravesites, and more. Aliene dresses in period attire and brings items from the 18th century to her talks including old and rare newspapers and unique items such as a wig curler.