Is Civil War Memory a Military History Blog?
We here at Civil War Memory are pleased to learn that this site is still one of the top 5 military history blogs. In fact, according to a survey by Brett Holman of Airminded, we are number 2 positioned just behind Mark Grimsley’s Blog Them Out Of the Stone Age. The results shouldn’t be taken too seriously as the rankings are based on Technorati’s ranking (remember the lower the number the better); in addition, Holman utilizes the categories as determined by HNN’s extensive history blogroll.
While I am pleased with the results of the poll I’m not so sure that I consider this site to be a military history blog. I don’t talk much about military history in the traditional sense and most of my posts reference topics in popular culture, memory, and race. Of course, I am very interested in the military aspects of the war and have spent a great deal of time reading up on the subject. I believe it to be a significant sign of progress that over the past few decades one can be considered a Civil War historian without necessarily focusing on military affairs. The journal Civil War History has it about right in terms of the time frame and topics that articles address.