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February 11, 2009 by


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 […]

Glimpses of June 1862 in two of my micro-blogs

February 1, 2009 by


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 […]

Yet another “playground”

January 28, 2009 by


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 […]

Another form of Civil War “Memory”

December 31, 2008 by


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). … […]

Account of Christmas Dancing in Page County, 1864

December 24, 2008 by


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 […]

Some shuffling about here soon

December 24, 2008 by


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 […]

Another “spoke” added to the “hub”

December 20, 2008 by


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, […]

Historical Census Browser

December 11, 2008 by


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 […]

Regator picks up Cenantua’s Blog

December 8, 2008 by


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 […]