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Friday, July 18, 2014

A REMINDER: THE FOURTH AMERICAN CIVIL WAR BLOGPOST CHALLENGE DEADLINE

Just a reminder for the  Fourth Annual American Civil War Blogpost
Challenge that the submission deadline is August 2nd to honor the Battle
of Mobile Bay, Alabama, that began on  2Aug, 1864.

These are some ideas you could write about:

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 of color who enlisted
to fight?

Have you visited a Civil War battlefield or monument to those who fought?
It could be connected to your family history, or just one that you've visited
at some point.

If your ancestors had not emigrated to America as yet, what was their life
like around the time of the Civil War?

The 150 year celebration of the Civil War is a great source for those of us
blogging about our family history. So, let's do a little research over the coming
weeks between now and August 2nd. Find out the answers to the questions
I asked and write about them. Or if you think of another topic to do with your
family history and the Civil War, write about that. Send me the link when you
publish it on your blog and I'll post all the links here on August 15th.

4 comments:

Jana Last said...

Bill,

I want to let you know that two of your blog posts are listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2014/07/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-july-18-2014.html

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kristin said...

I just found both this challenge and the WW 1 challenge. I did the WW 1, now to do this one.

Amanda (the librarian) said...

Here is my post: http://abt-unk.blogspot.com/2014/07/military-monday-my-civil-war-ancestors.html

RAY NICHOLS said...

The Civil war was the end of the line for one Richards family who lost all their sons and a son-in-law. http://growingthefamilytree.blogspot.com/2014/07/civil-war-richards-family-tragedy.html