CWDG Fundraiser! Huge Book Sell-off! Over 100 Titles Listed on Ebay!

Dear Readers! I just wanted to let you know that I’m selling off a bunch of Civil War books on Ebay. This is to raise money to help defray the costs of running this website. Every two years, I pay around $200ish for hosting, and that time has come around again. While this sesquicentennial blogRead More

And We’re Back (Sort of)

Today marks the 155th anniversary of the day that Abraham Lincoln was elected president. Five years ago, I chose this day as a fine day to start the Civil War Daily Gazette. While the entire blog is available for all to read, on our Facebook page, each day I’ll repost the article that corresponds toRead More

Farewell, Dear Readers!

May 30, 2015 (Saturday) On this date I bid you, dear readers, a very fond farewell. For the past (nearly) five years, I have sat myself down each day, researching and composing, detailing in writing whichever given day of the Civil War, 150 years prior. It has been a hell of a ride and, thoughRead More

The Last Great Book Sale!

With the war winding down, I need to do two things. First, I’ve got a mess ‘o books – far more than I have shelves, really. Second, I need to raise a bit of money to keep the website up and running for the next decade or so. And that brings us to this… BelowRead More

Setting Off on a Ramble

Howdy, CWDG fans! I just wanted to take this chance to let you know that I’ll be traveling for about a month and while the daily posts will pop up as usual, I won’t be around to answer questions, etc in a timely fashion (though I’ll do my best to get to them). The tripRead More

Please Help Support Our Route 66 Polaroid Project!

Hi dear readers, I thought I’d give you a little bit of a life update and a request for you to help out with one of my nonCivil War projects (though there are still some CW bits in it). You can read all about that here. Sarah and I are getting married in June. We’reRead More

Of Hiram, Son of Root, and the Coming Fall of the House of McClernand

April 1, 1863 (The Day of All Fools) “I much prefer history, true or feigned, with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of readers.” – J.R.R. Tolkien Now the two kindrerds of the West, Hiram Ulysses, son of Root the Tanner, descending long from the line of Mathew the Puritain,1 and William Tecumseh,Read More

Happy New Year – 2012 in Review

New Years Eve gives us a chance to look back over the past twelve months and evaluate how we spent our time. 1862 was a rather horrific year. With Fort Donalson, Shiloh, the Peninsula, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Stones River, the war had turned from a fairly naive affair to a brutalityRead More

CWDG’s First Annual Book Sale Fund Raiser-O-Rama!

Hi folks! First, I’d like to thank everyone who has supported the Civil War Daily Gazette in the recent months. We’ve been around for over two years now (I actually missed the two-year anniversary!), and I really appreciate the continued donations of books and money – all of which are used. Books are not cheapRead More

Follow Us as We Hit the Trail for a Spell

Sarah and I will be heading out on a short jaunt through some Western states like Utah, Colorado and Wyoming – others too! We’ll be gone from Friday, July 20 until ten days later. Internet access will be spotty (we don’t usually stay in motels), but I’ll do my best to keep an eye onRead More