One of my hobbies is walking battlefields and that will probably be the major source of posts. Plus I will post about other things that spark my interest, from oddities found while researching to observations on the war.
Saturday, May 5, 2007
I have finally come up with a new title. I thought since a good chunk of posts would deal with my battlefield wanderings I should incorporate that into the title. And I will also post about oddities I find while researching plus whatever else interests me. I looked around a bit and don't think Battlefield Wanderings is taken already, Battlefield Trampings is taken but not Wanderings. And since sometimes it seems like I'm just wandering around that seemed apropos.
I am a Civil War nut. I graduated from the University of Colorado-Denver in 2001 with a BA in History. I'm always searching for more knowledge. I buy a ton of books, though space constraints have limited me of late, and I also download a ton of books. I'm always planning battlefield treks as I think these are important to really understanding a battle. Reading only does so much, walking the fields fills in the rest. And when I'm on a battlefield I really walk it. I like to go someplace and take a week to walk everything, get a feel for everything, and take a ton of pictures.