Andy Hall has been contributing some interesting posts about the Civil War over at Maritime Texas, but now he’s diving-in with his own blog focused on the war. The title of his new blog is Dead Confederates, which is quite intriguing, and I think we’re in for some stimulating posts. By the way, he’s yet […]
Yes, I’m not only developing elsewhere, but I’m tweaking here. I wanted to change my header to better reflect the diversity of my posts. I’m not sure this does everything that I want, but it’s close. I’ll have something up soon that relates… again… to the Civil War.
Coming off the flu, I had the bonus experience in the demise of my laptop’s motherboard, so… with my backup computer a rather antiquated piece of work, posts are at a standstill right now until I get another laptop. This post courtesy of my access to a computer in a public library!
For about the past six days, I’ve been dealing with one heck of a virus… and yesterday, I found out, courtesy of a professional diagnosis, that I’m battling the big “pig.” Fortunately, my battle with swine flu isn’t as tough as it could be. The doc says my immune system is apparently battling it rather well. […]
It’s that time of year again… I’ve reached the middle of the semester and with the thesis due in mid-April, things are going to slow down here (and in Southern Unionists Chronicles and the rest of the micro-blogs) quite a bit until that gets completed. There will be, in all likelihood, no posts next week, […]
In addition to regular posts, I’m going to start a practice here of creating mini-posts to announce when posts are created in the micro-blogs.
Just days short of the one year anniversary of this blog and I’m now at post #200. I’m not too disappointed with the experience and am quite pleased with the steady increase in readership. For the month of January alone, this blog was viewed over 4,200 times (2,836 visits) as opposed to, for example, August […]
If you’ll take a look in the column to the left (now… Spring ’09… after I’ve changed the framework of the blog… look to the right) where I have the RSS feeds for my four (so far) micro-blogs, I’ve posted new photos in both Shenandoah’s Civil War and More than names in stone. The photo […]
I’m never satisfied with practicing history one way and one way alone. I suppose it should be obvious considering all of my micro-blogs (see the column to the left). Perhaps I’m more than a bit all over the board. Well, I’ve recently started playing a little more in another playground as well. Look to the […]
I thoroughly enjoy taking this… … and coming up with this… Name: Konoginsky, Gustave (or Gustav) Unit: 41st New York Infantry, Company A Circumstances of death: MWIA 6/8/62, Battle of Cross Keys Date of Death: 6/12/62 Age: 19 Pensions received (widow/mother, etc.) based on his service: None (though 80 out of his company received pensions). … […]
As a part of “trimming the blogs” today, over at Avenue of Armies, I just tossed in a short story of a rather busy Christmas dance circuit in Page County during the winter of 1864. The virtual snow against the black backdrop looks nice over there, though not quite as much impact as with the snow photo […]
It might not be as obvious as it sounds, but like moving furniture about a little bit, there will be some changes to this site in the coming weeks. Seemless to most, perhaps, these changes will come in the form of some new “spokes” (micro-blogs) in the “hub” (attached to this, the central blog). It […]
Taking advantage of a little down time, in Avenue of Armies: A Supplement to the Page County Civil War Tour Book, I’ve added an interactive “living feature” of one of books, Avenue of Armies: Civil War Sites of Luray and Page County, Virginia. Since publishing the book in 2002, a few sites have been moved, […]
For those curious about statistics, and those who like to tap into census records for data, you will note that I have placed a link to the University of Virginia Library’s Historical Census Browser in the right hand column (a new column that features Historic Databases on the Web). I’ve been using this link for […]
Just received an e-mail from Regator and learned that they selected this blog. Specifically, Regator is a new blog aggregator (as of July 2008) that “hopes to reduce the blogosphere down to consumable chunks for the average user… The site acts like a combination between Digg and a standard RSS reader, allowing users to vote […]