RIP: American Civil War Battlefields Facebook Group

Many of you have followed my blog articles via the Facebook group, American Civil War Battlefields. I started this group around four years ago when I first signed up for Facebook. The group had grown to over 6,000 members and thousands of conversation threads. A couple of months ago Facebook notified me that it was going to archive the group. The notification stated the group could not be converted to the new format because there was not enough recent activity. This is pure rubbish as the group had significant daily activity. I checked this morning and the group is totally gone! Facebook stated that all of the posts, pictures, videos, etc. would be retained after the archive but all members would be deleted. That has not happened. Everything appears to be gone.

With the passing of the American Civil War Battlefields Facebook group, a new Facebook group has been born as of today: This Mighty Scourge – An American Civil War Discussion Group. I hope you will consider joining this new group. I’m certain we will have fun just as we did on American Civil War Battlefields!


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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3 Responses to RIP: American Civil War Battlefields Facebook Group

  1. Richard Norris says:

    I can’t believe Facebook would do what they did! I have requested to join the new group, and hope that this will be bigger and better than ever. Keep up the good work, it is very appreciated!

  2. Michael–I also requested to join the new group. Sorry to see that FB took such an action. Truly bizarre, considering how many fans you had!

  3. Scott,
    I am actually looking forward to checking out Google+. I’m still awaiting my invitation from Google.

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