Hello. My name is Matthew Young, and I’m a Civil War junkie. That’s why this blog appealed to me so much to begin with. I found it totally by accident while browsing in the AGEOD ACW Forums. The more I read, the more I enjoyed it. I wrote to Brett asking if I could contribute, and after a qucik few e-mails back and forth, here I am writing my first post.
Perhaps I should give you some background about me so you can get a flavor for the kind of topics I feel that I can write on. So here is a short bio for you.
Name: Matthew Young
Location: Georgia & Alabama
Education: BA in History, working on Masters in History Education
Professional Experience: Education Director for the National Civil War Naval Museum for seven years (and will be moving to the new National Infantry Museum in a month or so to direct their new Education program), Part Time History Instructor at Vincennes University at Fort Benning for two years, featured in interviews on Georgia Public Broadcasting, the Military Channel, the History Channel, and the Travel Channel, author of two articles for the online Encyclopedia of Alabama.
Hobbies: Captain of Co. K, 17th Geo. Vol. Infantry for five years, Civil War Reenactor for twelve+ years, avid Computer war gamer since I received my first computer when I was 5 (a Commodore 64), and reader of all civil war books I can get my hands on.
I recently attended the 145th Battle of Gettysburg, and I am in the process of loading up pictures from the event. We also stopped at Lexington, Virginia, Harpers Ferry, and the Sharpsburg battlefield in addition to the real Gettysburg battlefield.
This is a picture of me and my soon to be wife at the event. We had a great time. More to come in the next post. I am very happy to be able to contribute!
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