Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Let's Get Started

I've been inspired by a lot of the other ACW related Blogs I have looked at to jump in and give it a try.

A little about me. I am not a professional historian, but I am an avid ACW reader and inspiring writer with a BA and Master's in History. I did a few book reviews for Civil War Regiments and I did have an article published in Maine History on Eugene Sanger, the chief Medical Officer at Elmira.

My interests in the ACW is varied but I hold a real deep interest in the First Maine Heavy Artillery. Hence the title of my blog. I also enjoy other elements of the State of Maine's role in the war.

Why do a blog. Well history is a hobby for me and right now I haven't found a way to have it pay the bills. As a result I am member of Corporate America, but I figured the longer I stayed away from formulating my thoughts, and expressing my interpretations around the ACW I think I would loose something.

You may ask what business does a member of Corporate America have doing Blog on the ACW? It is valid question. My answer to that is while I appreciate my current job and the opportunities it has given me it is only represents part of who I am. I figure the opportunities that blogging gives me to express the other parts of myself and purse other interests is something that should not be passed up. Besides how can I tell my son to go after his dreams if I don't do the same.

More to come but I have to get back to work.


Anonymous Brett Schulte said...


Welcome to the blogging community. I just saw a link to your blog over at Kevin Levin's site. I have a special interest in the Petersburg Campaign, so your blog and your research is immediately of great interest to me. Good luck!

Brett S.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

Brett, thanks you. I saw your research on the Petersburg order of battle. That is quite the project. You are right the First Maine tramped all over that area.


10:49 AM  
Anonymous Brett Schulte said...


You're welcome. Yeah, I've been working on the Petersburg OOBs for awhile. I suspect I'll continue to work on it for the foreseeable future. I saw the link to your 1st Maine HA Master's Thesis and it looks very interesting. I'll be sure to give it a read when I get a chance this weekend.

Brett S.

11:21 AM  

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