Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

A Good Year

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Hall on June 15, 2011

Dead Confederates went “live” a year ago today. Since then we’ve had 190 posts (inclusive of this one), over 70,000 page views, and over 1,300 comments. Thanks, y’all.


Image: “Off to War” by Walton Taber.

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  1. Neil Hamilton said, on June 15, 2011 at 12:30 am


    I always try to stop by at least 2 or 3 times a week to your excellent site. I learn a lot and often pass onto others what I learn here.

    Thanks for taking the time and effort to make this site worthwhile.

    It is appreciated.


    • Andy Hall said, on June 15, 2011 at 7:54 am

      Thanks, Neil. I always appreciate engaged commenters.

  2. Damian Shiels said, on June 15, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Really enjoying the site Andy, keep up the good work!

  3. Kevin said, on June 15, 2011 at 4:46 am

    It’s one of my favorite sites. You’ve raised the bar for the rest of us in the Civil War blogosphere.

  4. Marc Ferguson said, on June 15, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Congratulations Andy,
    Yours is not only one of the best CW blogs on the web, but one of the best history sites! You have provided a model for carefully researching and analyzing the actual historical record. Thanks for many enjoyable and thought-provoking hours of reading and thinking.


    • Andy Hall said, on June 15, 2011 at 7:55 am

      Thanks, Marc. If you ever run across that guy who keeps cross-posting links to my stuff on ACW boards, thank him for me, please. 😉

  5. Martin Husk said, on June 15, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Hey Andy,

    Your wonderful site has become a daily stop for me. Keep up the great work.


  6. Ron said, on June 15, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Congrats, Andy! Your blog is top quality and always extremely interesting.

  7. Jim Schmidt said, on June 15, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Andy – congratulations…I’ll just add my voice to the chorus: your blog has quickly become my favorite and justly so. It’s all the more interesting because of your oft-times emphasis on our shared locale. Keep up the great work.

  8. Dennis said, on June 15, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Absolutely one of the best history sites on the web – it’s not that I learn some interesting historical facts (of course, I do) but the background is always more involved than I ever realized and how the information is obtained and proven is something I never had the foggiest idea on. Keep up the great work – especially for all the hard work so I can just read it! The fact that I can have confidence in the results really adds to the value unlike so many other sourse. Thank you for all the work and effort you just put into this site as well as the insigtful and great research.

  9. Margaret Blough said, on June 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I’m not sure what I can add to all the wonderful comments above except to say that I totally agree with them. This blog is on my favorites toolbar on IE, and bookmarked on Chrome. Happy First Anniversary, Andy!

  10. Lyle Smith said, on June 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    You are very good at what you do here Andy. May it long continue.

    • Mike Musick said, on June 16, 2011 at 10:36 am

      Brains, wit, the ability to empathize, and down-home grit: the spirit of the late Molly Ivins lives on at “Dead Confederates.” And did I mention, the guy can write?

      • Andy Hall said, on June 17, 2011 at 1:24 pm

        Mike, thanks. As a long-time admirer of Molly Ivins, I can’t say how much that reference pleases me — even though it’s entirely undeserved.

  11. corkingiron said, on June 16, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I consider you and your site as one of the greatest benefits in deciding to join the chorus over at TNC’s. I check in regularly and always learn something. Thanks for all your excellent work.

  12. Matt McKeon said, on June 17, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Happy birthday, blogwise. I check this site daily. As mentioned above, your research into various personalities and facets of history are an education in how to do history.

    • Andy Hall said, on June 17, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      Matt, thanks. I’ve got several long, original pieces in the works right now, so stay tuned. . . . 😉

  13. Corey Meyer said, on June 21, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Well done Andy…

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