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

CWDG T-Shirts! Coming Soon!

Writing this blog isn’t exactly an expensive endeavor, but neither is it free. Apart from the low cost of hosting the site, books are my only expensive. And as any Civil War buff knows, books aren’t cheap – even the used ones. In the past, quite a few folks have donated money and books toRead More

My Civil War Eyes Were Bigger Than My Civil War Belly!

Hello dear readers, I just wanted to pop in and let you know about some changes that I’ll be making. Over the past couple of weeks, researching and writing the CWDG has become a mentally exhausting chore from hell. I attribute this to the fact that I was in the midst of the Maryland Campaign.Read More

We Were Hacked…

This past weekend (and again today), CWDG and every other blog I run was hacked. I’m still sorting all of this out and it’s an absolute nightmare. Seriously, I was *this* close to just closing down everything. My feelings haven’t changed all that much since then. For now, it seems to be okay, but I’mRead More

CWDG’s Year-End Round Up!

With the close of 2011, we see on the Civil War Daily Gazette, the close of 1861. On the blog, as in life, I tend not to focus on arbitrary things like the end of the year. In the Civil War, New Year’s Day was just another day for the soldiers, and just another WhiteRead More