Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my loyal reader (I think I have one) A Joyous and Healthy 2012.
 I would also like to apologize to those that wander through this blog for the lack of postings. Unlike some bloggers who are able to post coherent content daily, I have difficulty doing it. I am a perfectionist and if I can not get something to suit me, I really hate to offer it to you as reading fare. Rest assured though that I am trying and will keep posting. My goal is to at least post a couple of times a week, hopefully more, and that the content will be worth the time you spend reading it. So bear with me!
I also want to let you know about some things I hope to post on:
1) The Ragged Rebel "Myth" A lot has been said over the years on this subject and can be a point of contention for some. I plan to do some exploring here.
2)Army Chaplains of the Civil War,What were they thinking?
3)The pre- ruination of General Fitz John Porter. Good general torn down by superiors.
4)Harriet Lane
5)Book reviews of the older favorites. Yes there are lots of blogs with book reviews, but they tend to look at whats new. There is nothing wrong with that, but in an effort to keep newcomers from spending hundreds of dollars buying the "latest and greatest book", I see a need to get them started in more affordable books they can pick up in yard sales, eBay, Alibris or ABE books. Introducing new generations to the likes of Bruce Catton and Burke Davis, and others seems to be something that needs to be done.
6) I am hesitating with this one. Posting general, random thoughts of mine. I don't know how well it would be received, or if it would benefit anyone in the long run. I don't know. Maybe if that one loyal reader of mine would offer some thoughts on this?
That's about all for this post. I just wanted to let you know what is going on here. Again, A BLESSED NEW YEAR TO ALL!


  1. Happy New Year to you! I like the idea of you putting up your thoughts, this is your page afterall, and it will give us an insight into how you really feel about certain issues. Sometimes we get caught up in the facts and it's easy to forget that these stories also give us much feeling. Go for it!

  2. So now maybe you have two readers! I will list your blog on my blogroll--nice if you'd do the same. Welcome to this crazy club!!