About This Blog

This blog covers stories of interest related to the Civil War. As my Civil War interests often shift, so too will this blog's focus from time to time.

The Civil War remains one of the most written about, and most misunderstood, periods of our nation's history. While I can't promise completely original views and ideas, I do hope to provide my own unique perspective. The majority of my primary source materials comes from digitized collections available online.

As this is a blog, I do not always provide footnotes or other citations, though I will when I feel it warranted. I will always do my best to point interested readers in the direction of my sources within the text of each post by giving the name and authorship of books and other sources, as well as links to those sources when possible.


  1. thanks. you still out there? I'm just starting to navigate your blog. Saw one article on the 148th NY (that's my interest too). Quite well written!

  2. Wish I could share a photo of my great-great grandfather who was James Cammack’s nephew and bore a startling resemblance to him. (From your post about the identity of Union spy from Virginia.)