It has been some time since I posted here – a lot of “life” has been happening, and that has kept me away from publicly documenting my historical travels. I am hoping to make up for lost time.
With that said, I have decided that the “Battlefield Visits” format that I had originally chosen seems a bit too elaborate to be easily sustainable. My thinking was that it would provide a structure that I could just fill in, so that I could be sure that there was consistency in my write-ups. In practice, I’m finding that I prefer to use a more free-form style in my writing, and for smaller fields with fewer available resources, it is hard to fill out all that information. Also, I’m going to A LOT of battlefields, so it’s a lot of work to write up each on its own!
Instead, I think that I’m going to shift to more of a travelogue format, where each of my roadtrips becomes its own post and the battlefields visited are outlined within. This is similar to what I’ve been doing on Facebook, and should make these post easier to produce (hopefully leading to a clearing of some of the backlog).
As of this writing, I have been to 134 of the 384 Civil War Sites Advisory Commission “official” battlefields. From here on, I’ll also be marking my progress by noting the order in which I visited the fields as I write them up.
I hope you enjoy the journey!