Five Years of Blogging

Sorry for the lack of posts over the past few days. I just returned from the Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association in Charlotte, North Carolina.  As always I had a wonderful time.  Got to catch up with some good friends and make some new ones.  I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people who stopped me to share that they read and enjoy the blog.

This week marks five years of blogging at Civil War Memory.  I continue to be impressed with its growth and popularity and little did I anticipate the number of doors that would be opened for me as a result of writing this blog.  As always, I thank you for reading and for adding your own thoughts to it.  This site is not just a record of my own evolving thoughts on the Civil War and historical memory, but a small slice of our broader collective memory of the period.

Just a quick reminder that I will speaking this coming Wednesday evening at the Harpers Ferry Roundtable on the subject of the Crater and historical memory.  The talk will take place in the annex to the Camp Hill – Wesley United Methodist Church, 601 West Washington St., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.  There is a meal at the site at 7 p.m., for which reservations should be made by calling (304) 535-2101 before Sunday, November 7. The talk is at 8 p.m.,

12 comments… add one
  • Margaret D. Blough Nov 7, 2010 @ 19:35

    Happy Anniversary!!

    • Kevin Levin Nov 8, 2010 @ 1:44

      Thanks Margaret.

  • Raffi Nov 7, 2010 @ 18:52

    Congrats Kevin… and I’m glad I was part of the SHA meeting that preventing you from blogging for a bit — hahaha. It was nice meeting and chatting!

    • Kevin Levin Nov 8, 2010 @ 1:46

      Nice to finally have a chance to talk in person. I enjoyed the little break from blogging, but I suspect it had more to do with the hotel’s insistence on charging its guests for internet use.

  • Jonathan Dresner Nov 7, 2010 @ 17:48

    Happy Blogiversary!

    • Kevin Levin Nov 8, 2010 @ 1:45

      Thanks Jonathan.

  • Ted Alexander Nov 7, 2010 @ 13:56

    Congratulations on a job well done.

    Regards, Ted

    • Kevin Levin Nov 7, 2010 @ 14:19

      Thanks Ted.

  • Kirsten Schultz Nov 7, 2010 @ 10:57

    Congratulations! Although I usually lurk, I appreciate your contributions and those of your many thoughtful commenters.

    So when are we holding a virtual parade in honor of this auspicious anniversary? Should I get the Callithumpians and the Celebrated Sheet Iron Band warmed up?


    • Kevin Levin Nov 7, 2010 @ 14:19

      Thanks Kirsten. Given what I know about the caluthumpians I suggest that we leave them out of the celebration. 😀

  • Andy Hall Nov 7, 2010 @ 9:03

    Congratulations on five years of blogging; it makes a great contribution. I hope, too, that your recent travels to North Carolina have helped imbue you with a better “sense of place” than previously.

    • Kevin Levin Nov 7, 2010 @ 9:56

      Thanks Andy. I’m not sure the “New South” counts for some of these people. 😀

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