Dear Long Recall Readers:
We regret to inform you that as of today, we will no longer be publishing posts on The Long Recall Civil War blog. Although it has been a wonderful experience learning about the Civil War in real time, personnel and time constraints have made maintaining and updating the blog extremely difficult over the past few months and we have finally made the decision to cease updating the blog. We will continue to follow Civil War history and related events on Walter Russell Mead’s new short-form Via Meadia blog.
Although we will no longer be updating The Long Recall, we will keep the site up on our website as a resource for anyone looking for information about the origins of and the political buildup to the Civil War, and we encourage anyone with an interest in American history to peruse our archives for sources. We found the project to be an eye-opening look not only at the war, but at the society and attitudes of the time period, as well as an intriguing study of the often biased and wildly incorrect reporting methods used then (see yesterday’s post for particularly egregious examples). We hope that we have been able to inspire a greater interest and understanding of American history, and that you will continue to explore the Civil War apart from the site.
- Andy Iacobucci, Kate Hall, Kelly Johnson
Special Thanks to Peter Mellgard, Damir Marusic, Mark Nugent, Lindsey Burrows, and Walter Russell Mead