Civil War Sesquicentennial Blogs

Geneal­o­gists need to be his­to­ri­ans. There is no way to under­stand a fam­i­ly his­to­ry out­side of the larg­er con­text of the his­to­ry the fam­i­ly lived through. Geneal­o­gists have a rare oppor­tu­ni­ty over the next few years to wit­ness the sesqui­cen­ten­ni­al (150th anniver­sary) of the Civ­il War. This will be com­mem­o­rat­ed with exhibits, books, web­sites, records releas­es, and re-enact­ments of battles.

In com­mem­o­ra­tion of an impor­tant and painful peri­od in Amer­i­can his­to­ry, sev­er­al groups have set up blogs about the sesqui­cen­ten­ni­al of the Civ­il War:

Many states also have blogs or oth­er web­sites com­mem­o­rat­ing the events and detail­ing muse­um exhibits or online col­lec­tions. This is not intend­ed to be a com­pre­hen­sive list. For exam­ple, I have not includes sites that seems to be main­ly about a his­tor­i­cal com­mis­sion, but not about the Civ­il War his­to­ry itself.

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