January 15, 2012

100 Posts

Centre Square (now Penn Square) in Lancaster
This post marks the one hundredth post on this blog, and in conjunction with that small milestone I thought it would be good to highlight the top ten most popular posts since I began the blog last August.  Thank you to all who have stopped by to dive into the history of one Civil War regiment and community.

As a reminder, comments and questions (especially if something I write isn't clear or you don't understand the context) are always welcome.  In fact, if you have any questions about things you either didn't understand when you read them or would like to know more about please feel free to post them as comments below.  I'm also interested in what you find most interesting, so I invite you to comment below about what has stood out to you in your visiting this blog.  Also, what would you like to hear more about?

By the semi-scientific metric of unique page views (via Google Analytics, since October), the ten most popular posts are:
10) Better Know a Soldier: Elias H. Witmer
9) Understanding the Rise of the Republican Party
8) Lieut. William McCaskey's Two Black Confederate Regiments
7) Research Surprises: Millersville University and the "Normal Rifles"
6) Better Know an Officer: Henry A. Hambright
5) Compelling and Worth Retelling: Letters from the 45th PA and Other Regiments
4) Better Know a Soldier: William T. Clark
3) Lancaster and the Civil War Through the Lens of Trinity Lutheran Church
2) Hempfield School District's Gettysburg 'Field Trip-Gate' Controversy
1) Lancaster County Views: Stereoviews by William L. Gill

I look forward to the next batch of 100 posts! We'll see if they keep up at the same rate, but some topics and events about which I'm excited are:
  • Lancaster's mayoral election of early February 1861, which hopefully will give us some insights into the racial and political views of George Sanderson.
  • Posting dispatches from gentleman reporter Josiah R. Sypher as he travels through the Western Theater visiting his brothers and the 79th Pennsylvania.
  • Covering the 1862 General Synod meeting of the Lutheran church in Lancaster which included a significant discussion on slavery.
  • Including letters from multiple soldiers, sailors, and Marines serving on board gunboats on the Mississipi River. 
  • Posting my 2006 exhibit at the Lancaster County Historical Society on how Lancaster remembered the Civil War.

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