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