I recently came up with a list of the Top 10 Civil War Blogs I read on a daily basis, and inadvertently omitted Rene Tyree’s excellent Wig-Wags blog from my list. With that omission in mind, I reflected on those blogs which narrowly missed the cut and decided to come up with another list of Top 10 Civil War Blogs, those blogs which didn’t quite make the original Top 10 Civil War blogs list, but which provide students of the Civil War with a lot of valuable information as well. Some of these blogs are focused on areas I’m not as interested in personally, but which still deserve to be mentioned since they will appeal to many Civil War buffs. I’m going to do this Top 10 Civil War blogs list a little differently, with no numbering system and listed in alphabetical order. Of course, I plan to include Wig-Wags this time to make up for my earlier mistake! If a blog didn’t make this list, it probably had a little to do with posting frequency. Those who post more often got the nod over others who don’t keep up such a regular schedule. Without further ado, here is the next list of Top 10 Civil War blogs.
Top 10 Civil War Blogs: 11-20
- Blog 4 History: American Civil War: Chris Wehner’s Blog 4 History not only covers Civil War topics but also other topics in American History. Chris also maintains the Civil War Top 100 list.
- Cenantua’s Blog: Robert Moore (aka Cenantua) is the author of several books in the H.E. Howard series and focuses on how Southerners remember the war and questions those who fail to note the difference between Southern History as a whole and Confederate History, one part of that whole.
- Civil War Librarian: Professor Rea Andrew Redd focuses on highlighting upcoming Civil War books and reviewing new and old books. Many posts are drawn from other sources with “CWLs” take on the book in a paragraph at the bottom. In any case, this is a good source for upcoming Civil War books.
- Civil War Memory: Kevin Levin’s Civil War Memory, like Robert Moore’s blog, focuses on remembrance, specifically how people remember the Civil War today. Quite a bit of time is spent highlighting how Confederate heritage groups remember the war and disagreeing vehemently with their views. Black Confederates and modern day uses of the Confederate flag are frequent topics of debate.
- Civil War Women: Blogger “Maggiemac” blogs about women who made their mark during the Civil War. Abolitionists, wives of Civil War generals, nurses, female soldiers, and more are given their due in a “one post per individual” format.
- Hoofbeats and Cold Steel: Author J.D. Petruzzi blogs often about the Union cavalry and Gettysburg, mainly because he has written books and articles on these subjects.
- North Carolina and the Civil War: Another author, Michael C. Hardy, runs North Carolina and the Civil War. He has authored many regimental histories of North Carolina units as well as a history of the Battle of Hanover Court House during the Peninsula Campaign.
- Teaching the Civil War with Technology: Jim Beeghley’s Teaching the Civil War with Technology provides readers (many of them presumably teachers J) with ways to teach students about the Civil War in new and exciting ways. Jim is an avid fan of Web 2.0 and is always looking for more ways to connect with the students of today.
- To the Sound of the Guns: Craig Swain’s To the Sound of the Guns is what Harry Smeltzer would call an “information compilation” blog. In this case, pictures and other information of Civil War monuments and battlefields are what is being compiled by Craig. He also frequently provides readers with updates on the Historical Marker Database project.
- Wig-Wags: Rene Tyree’s Wig-Wags, like Chris Wehner’s Blog 4 History, does not focus solely on the Civil War. However, Rene has taken more than one Civil War course in his graduate studies, provides Civil War book reviews, original articles on interesting Civil War topics, and has made me REALLY, REALLY want to buy a Kindle 2 or Kindle DX!
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