I just came across a blogsite called The Learned Foot. The site is maintained by Jennifer Goellnitz who is an Ohio-based attorney, runner, and Civil War buff. I browsed her site and found it to be quite entertaining. As I am also a runner I thoroughly enjoyed her reflections on jogging through Civil War battlefields. I once jogged the Antietam battlefield in the middle of the summer — not a smart idea. Brian Dirck (A Lincoln Blog) is also a runner and will no doubt find this site to be of some interest. Jennifer also maintains websites on a few Civil War leaders, including A.P. Hill, Strong Vincent, and Dr. Hunter McGuire. I don’t usually recommend non-.edu websites, but these are filled with relevant material that can be used for research purposes. You will find a link to her site in the right hand column.
The Learned Foot
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth
“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History