We are pleased to introduce our new blog series on Emerging Civil War: My Favorite Historical Person. We asked our members and a few guest authors to share about their favorite person from the Civil War era. The results are fascinating and might be a little different than you’d expect – definitely some emerging voices and lesser-known heroes.
So…if you saw the title and thought we were going to battle over Lee, Jackson, Grant or Chamberlain for the next few weeks, please guess again. It’s been very interesting to watch this series build, and we hope you’ll enjoy the perspective and opinions.
The premise of the series is straight-forward and simple. Each writer will simply share about a favorite historical person who lived during the Civil War period. Some have struggled to identify one “all-time” favorite historical character, and, let’s be honest, it’s quite difficult to have just one favorite; the writers chose who they wanted to spotlight as a favorite for this series…and that person may or may not be their “all-time” forever favorite. Still, we’ve assembled a collection of fine blog posts revealing some favorites and the writers explain why they view these historical people as heroes or heroines.
You’ll get to share your opinion in the coming weeks in the comments and answers. Our Questions of the Week will give you the chance to shout-out your favorite historical person from the Civil War era. We’ll be looking forward to seeing your opinions too.
We are thrilled to start this new blog series and hope it will provide much to consider.