Three Years, 300K Views
Today is the 3rd anniversary of Dead Confederates going online. We also just recently — on June 7, to be exact — crossed the mark of three hundred thousand pageviews. I hope this blog has been as enjoyable for my readers as it has been for me.
A while back I added a section to the right-hand sidebar, called “Top Posts & Pages.” It’s been interesting to watch. Naturally, the most recent posts are up there, but I’ve been very pleased at some of the older posts that show up there, that are still getting read months or years after they originally went up. These old posts include:
- “Ninety-eight percent of Texas Confederate soldiers never owned a slave,” April 28, 2011
- Non-Slaveholders’ Stake in Defending the “Peculiar Institution,” May 4, 2011
- Nathan Bedford Forrest Joins the Klan, December 11, 2011
- Oh, About that Black Confederate at Arlington. . . , October 23, 2010
- Old Pete, Slave Raids, and the Gettysburg Campaign, July 1, 2010
- How — And Why — Real Confederates Endorsed Slave Pensions, June 13, 2012
These are, from my perspective, some of the more substantive and worthwhile posts I’ve put down over the last three years. If Dead Confederates makes a real contribution at all to public understanding of the war, it’s posts like those that do the heavy lifting. I’m glad they’re still attracting eyeballs.