Thursday, April 30, 2015


The deadline for the Fifth (and Final) American Civil War Blogpost Challenge is fast
approaching. You only have two more weeks before the May 13th, the deadline to
submit links to your a blogpost about your ancestors and the Civil War. Some ideas
for your post might be:

 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? 

When the war ended, what did your ancestors do? Were they still living where
they had lived when the war began, or did they move elsewhere to find a new

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?

Or you might have another idea in mind. When you post your story to your
blog, be sure to send me a link to it. I will also accept previously written
blogposts, as long as they have not appeared in one of the previous Civil
War Challenges.

Remember, deadline is May 13th, the date of the last battle of the War. I look
forward to seeing your posts!


Dorene from Ohio said...

Bill - Here is my post for the American Civil War blog post challenge:

Pam Carter said...

Here is one for your challenge

Janice Sellers said...


Here's my post for the Civil War blogpost challenge. I wrote it for Veterans Day about my great-great-grandfather who served in the war.


Amanda (the librarian) said...

Here's my post on Confederate General Hiram Granbury, who is buried here and for whom my town is named.