Civil War Memory Turns Three

Three years ago this weekend I started blogging at Civil War Memory.  At the time I had little sense of what I was doing or where it would lead.  Over time the place of blogging within my broader historical interests has become much more carefully defined.  It has led to writing projects, speaking invitations, and…

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About Your Author

The other day I received a rather rude and obnoxious email from a reader who felt a need to point out that I misrepresented myself in a previous post.  It seems that my referencing of myself in the introduction to Peter Carmichael’s guest post as a “fellow historian” was deemed to be inappropriate.  The writer…

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Best Individual Blog, 2007

This morning I learned that Civil War Memory has won the 2007 Cliopatria Award for Best Individual Blog and I couldn’t be more pleased.  Congratulations to the other winners.  Thanks to Tim Lacy and Tim Abbott for  nominating this site and to the committee which made the final selection.  Any of the other blogs nominated…

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Blogvertising

The other day I was contacted by a publishing agent who was interested in purchasing space on my blog to advertise a work of Civil War fiction.  The book was written by a fellow blogger who I highly respect; however, after thinking it over I decided against it.  In this case, I felt uncomfortable agreeing…

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