Monday, July 30, 2012


Back in May I announced the Second American Civil War Blog Challenge
and set the deadline for August 1st to submit links to your posts. Then like
many of us I got wound up in indexing the 1940 US Census and pushed the
Challenge to the back burner. Frankly, I dropped the ball. I didn't post the
occasional reminders of the Challenge here and on Facebook. As a result,
Ive only received a few submissions at this point.

So I'm extending the deadline for another month and a half to Sept.15th. I'll
be attending a family wedding over Labor Day weekend so I added the extra
two weeks after my return.

Once again, here's the rules:

Did you have ancestors in America during the Civil War? If so, where were
they and what were their circumstances? How did the Civil War affect them
and their family? Did the men enlist and did they perish in battle or die of
illness? On which side did they fight, or did you have relatives fighting on
BOTH sides? How did the women left at home cope, or did any of them find
ways to help the war effort? Were your ancestors living as slaves on Southern
plantations and if so when were they freed, or were they freemen who
enlisted to fight? Did any ancestor take part in a battle that took place in

Write a blogpost on these questions, or, if you think of another topic to do
with your family history and the Civil War, write about that. Send me the link
after you publish it on your blog by August, and on August 8th I'll publish all
the links here.

That gives everyone most of the summer to research and write(or maybe visit
a Civil War location connected somehow to the family). Have fun with it and
I look forward to reading what everyone writes!


Robert Burns Clark said...

I found a photo of my great grandfather and his father taken days before they marched off to war. For pic and story see

Sara E. Campbell said...

I had fun researching this one. I love it when I get smarter!

Sara E. Campbell said...

I have adopted this family.