Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Three Years, 300K Views

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on June 15, 2013

3YearsToday 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:



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.




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  1. theravenspoke said, on June 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Andy, you’re doing a great job & performing a valuable public service.

  2. Kevin Levin said, on June 15, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Congratulations, Andy. One of my favorite Internet stops of the day.

  3. Jan Dresler, Denmark. said, on June 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Congratulation from a reader in Denmark. Got you on my blogroll and enjoy every post. Keep it coming.

  4. Corey Meyer said, on June 15, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Congrats Andy…You do a great job here and like Kevin your blog is one of my daily stops.

  5. Jimmy Dick said, on June 15, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I’d just like to say congratulations. I enjoy reading your articles and I appreciate the hard work and research you put into them. If there is any way historians can fight the ignorance that passes for Southern heritage and present the facts, it is through research and factual information. Thanks and Good Job!

  6. Bummer said, on June 15, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Andy, congratulations on your 3 years and 3K milestones. Your site was one of this “old guy’s” inspirations last summer. Still stop everyday for a visit. Keep on trucking!

  7. Bummer said, on June 15, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Sorry Andy for the Senior Moment, should’ve been for 300,000 milestone. What can you expect from the “old guy”

  8. Brooks D. Simpson said, on June 15, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Well deserved … but not unexpected.

  9. Pat Young said, on June 15, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    One of my favorite Civil War blogs. I’m personally responsible for 200 of those page views. Congrats. This is a very congenial place to visit.

  10. Reed said, on June 15, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Congratulations, Andy!

    Thanks for the three years. I look forward to many more.

    Your research and choice of topics are great, and you write with a clear, lively style.

    Those “Top Posts & Pages” are real keepers, too. Though FWIW, your annual Memorial Day re-post of Frederick Douglass’s 1871 Decoration Day speech is one for the ages as far as I’m concerned.


  11. Kazimierz Zygadlo said, on June 16, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Congratulations Andy! That’s a great blog to visit. I am looking forward to more ACW naval stuff (not only 3D).

  12. Craig Swain said, on June 16, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Congrats on hitting the three year mark.

  13. Matt McKeon said, on June 18, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Congratulations, Andy. Enjoy your research–a real demonstration on how to do history.

  14. Neil Hamilton said, on June 19, 2013 at 3:25 am


    Congratulations on your ‘3&3’ mark and I do hope sincerely you will be posting here for many years to come.


    • Mike Musick said, on June 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Allow me to add my congratulations on attaining this milestone. I especially appreciate the posts featuring in-depth research, and the enthusiasm for using original documents. Beyond that, “Dead Confederates” is more evidence (if any were needed) that white southerners are not inherently bad people. This is something MLK knew, and it shows in his use of a religious idiom that has deep resonance for whites as well as blacks. In this connection, it may not be out of place to note the recent passing of Mississippian Will D. Campbell, whose ministrations to people of every race are worthy of emulation. Finally, of all the posts on the site, the one that moved me the most was that on Steve Perry, aka “Uncle Steve Eberhart.” As one commenter remarked, “The things we do to get along.”

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