Welcome to My Civil War Obsession.
I am Richard McCormick II and I started this blog to explore the Civil War and why it fascinates me so much.
I have a B.A. in History from the University of Kentucky. I have volunteered at the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum in Fort Wright, Kentucky since 2006 and served on the museum's Board of Directors from 2008 through 2020.
I also serve on the boards for the Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society (since 2011) and a newer group, the Cynthiana Battlefields Foundation, since 2016. In recent years, I also have helped on the committee for the annual Northern Kentucky Regional History Day, which has taken place every spring since 1994.
In early 2020, I decided to write a book on Campbell County Civil War Veterans. It is a long-term project, but has been fun so far, though I keep finding more work to do. I have already gathered a lot of information and even in the worst-case scenario am confident that my findings have significantly increased the existing information about Civil War veterans who had some association with my home county. Maybe it will be a web page too, so I can keep making additions and corrections.
I enjoy reading and learning about the Civil War, local history and genealogy and try to use this platform to find new and interesting stories to share or to help develop my own opinions and beliefs. I will review books, post pictures, discuss stories I find and pretty much post anything I find interesting or noteworthy.
Please note that any opinion I share here is my own, and does not represent the thoughts of the groups for which I volunteer.