Monday, May 4, 2009

Top 10 Civil War Blogs

There seem to be a couple of these going around right now. While I have no particular ax to grind, I will take the opportunity to highlight some of the blogs I enjoy on a regular basis. All of these can be found in the blogroll to the left, so I won't duplicate links inside the entry. I found it difficult to rank order these blogs, as I seem to turn to different ones at different times depending on the mood I'm in or what I'm looking for.

1. My Year of Living Rangerously - Manny Gentile
2. Bull Runnings - Harry Smeltzer
3. Rantings of a Civil War Historian - Eric Wittenberg
4. Civil War Books and Authors - Drew Wagenhofer
5. Civil Warriors - Mark Grimsley, Brooks Simpson and Ethan Rafuse
6. A Publisher's Perspective - Ted Savas
7. TOCWOC - Brett Schulte, et al
8. Civil War Bookshelf - Dmitri Rotov
9. 48th Pennsylvania Infantry - John Hoptak
10. Hoofbeats and Cold Steel - JD Petruzzi

Honorable mention to Behind Antietam on the Web by Brian Downey, which missed a spot only because of a very infrequent posting schedule. Such postings, however, are invariably worth the wait.

In looking back at my list, I notice that several of them post off-topic frequently. Perhaps that was a subcoscious criteria, but if so, then I really did Rene Tyree over at Wig Wags an injustice....


TPS said...

I am honored to make the list. Many of my favorites are here as well.

Thanks again for the kind words.

Theodore P. Savas

Brett Schulte (TOCWOC - A Civil War Blog) said...


Thank you for including TOCWOC in your list. It seems we have similar taste in Civil War blogs... :-)

J David Petruzzi said...

Thanks as well, Don! Your blog should make anyone's Top 10 list!

Harry said...

Thanks, Don.

John David Hoptak said...

Thanks for including my blog in your list.


Don said...

Thanks for stopping by, folks. Your comments are, as always, greatly apreciated. Maybe I should post something of this nature more often, I think 5 comments on an article in a day is a record for this blog!

Rene Tyree said...

Thanks for the mention Don!