The trove of digitized Civil War-era documents continues to grow. It’s amazing what’s out there. Just the other day I found the diary of a preacher from Exeter, N.H. This will be the source of a future blogpost or two. It’s not strong on narrative, but its “Life goes on” quality is special, as the preacher’s faithfulness in chronicling the world around him.
During the last month I began dipping into my own journals for content, including the recent non-Civil War posts on Dave Van Ronk and Amiri Baraka.
Here are the 10 posts written in the last two months that have generated the most hits. And below that are the top 25 all-time.
The top 25 all-time range in hits from 533 to 145. The numbers in parentheses are last month’s rankings:
2. Farewell, my teacher (2)
3. Exeter’s Civil War general (3)
4. A Gettysburg journal (5)
11. A gift from the heart (–)
12. Backstage with Billy Collins (10)
13. (tie) History’s touch (16)
17. My friend Chester (14)
21. (tie) How did Lincoln Republicans morph into Obama Democrats? (18)
23. (tie) A gruesome death (22)
25. ‘Curses to Old Abe’ (23t)