Sesquicentennial Observance: The soldiers’ experience was more than combat

Yes, the experience of the Civil War soldier was much more than days of battle.  We can all agree with that, right?  There were days spent marching.  Lots of camps.  Days of drilling.  Or days spent doing little else but just being in uniform and performing military responsibilities associated with being a soldier. But ourContinue reading “Sesquicentennial Observance: The soldiers’ experience was more than combat”

May 1, 2015: My Sesquicentennial streak comes to an end

In late December 2010, WordPress sent out a “blogger challenge” which encouraged us towards a “blog post every day” schedule.  Yes, as content drives traffic, that sort of thing brings in advertizing dollars to the host up there in the cloud somewhere.  On my end of things, I saw that challenge as a means toContinue reading “May 1, 2015: My Sesquicentennial streak comes to an end”

Join me in Farmville!

A reminder, the 16th Annual Civil War Seminar, hosted by Appomattox Court House National Historic Place and Longwood University, in Farmville, starts this evening.  This seminar will be larger than those of the past.  The events, spread across three days, focus on 1865 events… and quite a number local to the Farmville-Appomattox area. I’ll be TweetingContinue reading “Join me in Farmville!”