Happy New Year to all my readers out there.
I think 2011 was a solid year for My Civil War Obsession. The discovery of the Covington Journal as an easily accessible and informative source was very helpful and I just recently found that I will be able to use the Cincinnati Enquirer from the war years more easily than before as well, so hopefully I will be able to take advantage of that and find more interesting articles, reports and war-time rumors to share.
I'll continue to publish book reviews when I can and hope to start exploring some questions and observations of my own. In 2011, I have learned of the concept of "civil war memory" (thanks to Kevin Levine and others) and hope I can start considering that perspective more often and maybe finding ways to include comments on that issue in more posts. It will not be a dominant theme here, but it is something I do believe I should consider more frequently and carefully.
2012 will mark the 150th anniversary of the "Siege of Cincinnati" and I will be busy with the Ramage Museum trying to plan events to commemorate those early weeks of September. Perhaps that will generate more thoughts and ideas for discussion and I hope I can apply thoughts of the way we choose to remember this period and maybe even consider this viewpoint when doing the planning.
Thank you again for taking the time to read and comment on My Civil War Obsession. I wish you all a healthy, happy New Year and hope that it will be even better for all of us than 2011 was.
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