Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy birthday! Picket turns 2

Two years ago today, barely understanding the technology, I posted my first Civil War Picket blog item -- on the re-enactment of the Battle of Atlanta.

It's been a great adventure since. I've made a few trips, taken some photographs and have had the opportunity to talk with a bunch of interesting folks.

I'd like to thank each of you for your interest, time and support. The Picket would love to get your feedback from time to time, so please go to our Facebook page or drop a comment on the postings themselves.

Just for fun, I thought I'd list some of my favorite items over the past 12 months. Click on each to read the story:

Son of Confederate veteran recalls stories he heard
Artist Alfred Waud | Living historian portrays him
The bumbling, likeable Ambrose Burnside

Descendant returns Confederate unit's flag to fort
Neighborhoods to restore monuments to generals
African-American attitudes on Civil War | • Part 1
Recounting the dead in North Carolina
No farbs here: Authentic Campaigner website
Fascinating French flag ruse
From slaves to warriors in blue

Firing guns at Fort Sumter during re-enactment
Charleston lectures mark 150th anniversary
Young German re-enacts on first U.S. visit

The Atlanta battle you'd never heard about
Road trip! Jeff Davis, Blue & Gray museums
Fixing up cemetery next to Confederate hospital site
River city sent soldiers, guns and steel
Touch the map and zoom in on Battle of Atlanta

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