Top 10 Articles on This Mighty Scourge – June to August 2009

I know I have many new readers on This Mighty Scourge -the Civil War blog.  Currently This Mighty Scourge is reaching 5,000–6,000 unique readers per month.  I assume many of you have found out about my blog through Facebook advertising and some may have found out because you are part of my Facebook Group, “American Civil War Battlefields.”  I am sure others have found my blog through search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo.  Regardless of how you have found me – thank you for taking time to read my blog.

I thought it might be helpful, for new and veteran readers alike, to give a listing of my top ten articles for the last three months.  I have left out updates on the Wilderness Wal-Mart as they are news stories and pick up huge amounts of readers.  I have included author interviews, battle narratives, soldier biographies and regimental/brigade histories.  These are articles and essays that I’ve written.  Please take time to read the articles you have not read.  Also, please leave comments about my blog articles.  Make sure to leave these on my blog, so they can be read by all of my readers.  Remember, we love to hear from you.  You will have to register for a free WordPress account to leave comments.  I have included instructions on my blog.

This Mighty Scourge – Top 10 Articles (June-August 2009)

10.  Test Drive: The Complete Gettysburg Guide by J. David Petruzzi

9.   Second Manassas – Again the Fields Turned Red

8.  Wilson’s Creek – the Civil War breaks out in the West

7.  Interview with Scott L. Mingus, Sr. – author of Flames Beyond Gettysburg

6.  The Battle of the Crater

5.  The Fighting 69th New York Infantry Regiment and the Irish Brigade

4.  Interview with James A. Hessler, author of Sickles at Gettysburg

3.  Interview with J. David Petruzzi Author of The Complete Gettysburg Guide

2.  Interview with Earl J. Hess, Author of In The Trenches of Petersburg

And for the most popular article over the past 90 days…..

1.  Interview with Jim Lighthizer, President of the Civil War Preservation Trust

About Michael Noirot

I grew up in the Central Illinois farming community, of Dunlap. Growing up, I played sports, tinkered with cars and enjoyed photography. While I did well in school, I did not become passionate about history until my early 30's. I have built a large library, of books on early America, politics and the Civil War. I am an avid reader. Fortunately, I have had plenty of opportunities to travel, over the years, and have been to most of the Civil War battlefields. I work while I travel, so more often than not, I am up, in the middle of the night, to get sunrise pictures, or I will be out until well after dark, exploring Civil War battlefields. I have other hobbies, and passions, that I really enjoy. Number one on the list would be guitar. I play my guitars on a regular basis, and enjoy the Bluegrass, and Contemporary Christian (CCM) genres. I play a style of guitar, called FLATPICKING, where using a flat pick, you play lead solos, similar to the way a fiddle would have been played during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Laura, my wife, and I also enjoy scuba diving, travel and spending time at our property, in the country. Lastly, we spend as much time with our families, as possible. Thanks for stopping by.
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