Let's Get Started

I've been inspired by a lot of the other ACW related Blogs I have looked at to jump in and give it a try.

A little about me. I am not a professional historian, but I am an avid ACW reader and inspiring writer with a BA and Master's in History. I did a few book reviews for Civil War Regiments and I did have an article published in Maine History on Eugene Sanger, the chief Medical Officer at Elmira.

My interests in the ACW is varied but I hold a real deep interest in the First Maine Heavy Artillery. Hence the title of my blog. I also enjoy other elements of the State of Maine's role in the war.

Why do a blog. Well history is a hobby for me and right now I haven't found a way to have it pay the bills. As a result I am member of Corporate America, but I figured the longer I stayed away from formulating my thoughts, and expressing my interpretations around the ACW I think I would loose something.

You may ask what business does a member of Corporate America have doing Blog on the ACW? It is valid question. My answer to that is while I appreciate my current job and the opportunities it has given me it is only represents part of who I am. I figure the opportunities that blogging gives me to express the other parts of myself and purse other interests is something that should not be passed up. Besides how can I tell my son to go after his dreams if I don't do the same.

More to come but I have to get back to work.


Anonymous said…

Welcome to the blogging community. I just saw a link to your blog over at Kevin Levin's site. I have a special interest in the Petersburg Campaign, so your blog and your research is immediately of great interest to me. Good luck!

Brett S.
Andy said…
Brett, thanks you. I saw your research on the Petersburg order of battle. That is quite the project. You are right the First Maine tramped all over that area.

Anonymous said…

You're welcome. Yeah, I've been working on the Petersburg OOBs for awhile. I suspect I'll continue to work on it for the foreseeable future. I saw the link to your 1st Maine HA Master's Thesis and it looks very interesting. I'll be sure to give it a read when I get a chance this weekend.

Brett S.

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