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 Posted: Sun Mar 12th, 2006 04:49 pm
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Ahah!  When I saw the title of this thread, I was wondering when Joe would put up the article "What Do We Call Ourselves"?  Has it really been seven years?

I always liked the term "Student of the Civil War" because that is what I think I am.  I got interested in the subject about the time the Til Hazel thing at Manassas was going on so I guess this would be in the mid to late 80's.  Well, I soon began reading and visiting various places, joined the APCWS shortly after it was formed and have met many wonderful people along the way.

Brian Pohanka used to always say the same thing - that someday, someplace, some kid (a student of the Civil War) would be standing in the middle of a parking lot, a site of historical significance, to try and gain an understanding of what happened there and, more importantly, why it wasn't preserved.

Regards to all,

ConnYankee (I'll be 55 this year) :)

 

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