The Civil War Monitor
As many of you already know, Terry Johnston’s new magazine — that’s him on the right, I believe — The Civil War Monitor, hits the stands next week. The online version went live Wednesday afternoon, and is available here. It promises to be a great endeavor. I love Terry’s guiding principle for the magazine, that it would be “devoted to the belief that popular history need not be superficial or sentimental.” Damn straight.
I’m both pleased and humbled also to announce that I’ll be blogging at The Front Line, the new magazine’s group blog. It’s a great honor for me to be asked to join other bloggers there whose work I’ve admired for a long time, including Keith Harris, Jim Schmidt, Harry Smeltzer, Robert Moore and Craig Swain. I would also like to thank the Monitor‘s Blog and Social Media Editor, Laura June Davis, who’s been working steadily behind the scenes to make all the electrons go in the right places.
In many respects, I anticipate that my blogging at The Civil War Monitor will be similar to my blogging here. The postings here at Dead Confederates may thin out a bit, but I hope that this new publication will prove to be as exciting and successful as it looks to be.