Monday, January 7, 2008


Hello, I'm Dan and this is my blog. I've been looking at other peoples' blogs for quite some time, and I figured I'd give it a shot. I may succeed wonderfully at this...or I may fail terribly; the jury's still out. But here goes...

The primary focus of this blog will be the era of the American Civil War (1861-1865), particularly as it pertains to Georgia, and especially as it pertains to the Atlanta Campaign of 1864 and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (the mountain referred to in the title of this blog), which took place a few miles west of where I live.

I have a bachelor's degree in history (political science minor), I'm a member of the Atlanta Civil War Round Table, the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, the Kennesaw Mountain Historical Association, and the National Association of Intrepretation...not that any of that means much; a man can have plenty of credentials to his name and still have no idea what he's talking about. And some times, especially when I read other peoples' blogs on the subject, I feel as if I truly don't know anything. Still, I enjoy it; I also enjoy working as a volunteer at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (and I fondly hope that one day the National Park Service will hire me!).

I'm not sure at this point if I'll attempt to be scholarly or prosaic in my posts; each has its advantages and its drawbacks (added to the fact that I often have a hard time being either scholarly or prosaic). We'll see...

Well, that's enough for now. Good night.

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