“Centantua” aka Robert Moore, has been putting out this blog for much the same time as he has been working on a Master of Science in Technical & Scientific Communication degree from James Mason University. Topics range widely, but a running theme, no doubt relating to the parallel educational process, is the application of technology to history, both in teaching it academically and in the wider e-society outside the classroom. Technical jargon of the communications-major sort creeps in from time to time, but overall a nice read. Comments are easily posted without any impediments to the reader beyond including a nym and email address, a practice we commend.
Anybody who’s been around the block a time or two in Civil War circles knows Dave Powell. This site was set up to let Dave talk, opine and generally promote interest in a battlefield that certainly deserves it. Much of the discussion at the time we visited centered around a visit his study group was making to the field and related areas like McLemore’s Cove. But in between these brief discussions of battlefield (visit) logistics–and some longer and fascinating discussions of wartime matters. Sparked by everything from a rerun of Antiques Roadshow to a question on a wargamer chat board, Dave looks at topics as varied as how regiments get separated from their brigades in battle to stories of individual soldiers. Highly recommended.
CWBA Civil War Books & Authors
Andrew Wagenhoffer has one of very few blogs which must be regarded as “go-to sites” prior to buying Civil War books. We can do no better than to quote his own site description: “…with a special emphasis on the lesser known and underappreciated American Civil War books, authors, and publishers.”
Civil War Notebook
This one is hard to categorize, being pretty much what its name describes. Run by one Jim Miller, of whom we know little other than that he is from Murfreesboro TN, the blog has over time accumulated an impressive number of posts. Entirely from primary sources as far as we have seen, from well known ones like Dyer’s “Compedium” to the more obscure A History Of The First Regiment Iowa Cavalry Veteran Volunteers by Charles Lothrop, who contributes an update on the postwar life of “Billy, the late Dr. Chas. H. Lothrop’s old war horse.” The articles, biographies, newspaper reports and other entries are usually compact, quick reads that leave lingering images and potential questions to muse upon.