While I was sleeping, another new blog started up, this one focused on Brandy Station and Culpeper County, VA. The link for Today at Brandy Station can be found here. I met Mike Block several years ago when doing some research on Kelly’s Ford, and found him to be very personable and extremely knowledgeable about the Brandy Station area, particularly the winter encampment of 1864. I’ll be adding this one to my blogroll shortly. A belated welcome to the blogosphere, Mike!
A warm welcome to the blogosphere for Scott Patchan’s new blog, Shenandoah 1864. The topic should be obvious, and Scott is one of the foremost experts on the subject. I found his Shenandoah Summer an excellent read, and look forward to an upcoming book on Third Winchester. He’s also a very informative speaker, as I was fortunate enough to see him present at the Longwood University seminar last month (see entry below).
His first post is an interesting piece on Colonel James Mulligan at Second Kernstown. I think you’ll enjoy it.
Welcome, Scott. I look forward to reading many more great posts.
As some of you may have already seen yesterday at To The Sound of the Guns, Craig Swain and I have launched a ‘battle-blog’ on the March 17, 1863 cavalry battle at Kelly’s Ford, Virginia.
The site is still under construction, with only the Official Records reports and order of battle information posted so far. We hope to incorporate at least partial points of view from every unit involved and biographical sketches of their leaders.
We wanted to start with a small, relatively self-contained battle for this experiment before taking on something larger. We’ll see where it goes.
Hat tips to Brett Schulte and John David Hoptak for mentioning this on their blogs. Jared Frederick, a student at Penn State pending an internship at Gettysburg National Military Park this summer, has started a new blog, found here.
Once I got over my initial spate of jealousy (what an amazing opportunity!), I found several interesting posts there already, with the promise of more to come. Welcome to the blogosphere, Jared!
A found three new Civil War blogs worth mentioning while surfing the web the other night.
Weirding the War has the potential for some very interesting chemistry. A group blog, it bills itself as “a creative discuccion for those researching and writing on the American Civil War.” It features a batting order of papers to be presented, and I look forward to seeing how this evolves.
Jim Rosebrock’s South from The North Woods is another Maryland campaign-based blog. He features lots of great Civil War quotes among the many interesting posts on his blog.
Michael Noirot’s This Mighty Scourge is also new. I didn’t have time to delve too deeply, but liked what I saw and recommend a visit.
Shiloh Nick has recently joined the ranks of Civil War bloggers with an account of a rather extended Civil War battlefield tour on the east coast. The blog is currently named Civil War Musings, but it sounds possible that this may change. The text and the photos are quite enjoyable, and not just for the battlefield commentary. After reading the story of his trip east, I’m definitely re-thinking my route through St Louis! Welcome, Nick.