|Looking down from Broadway at W. 96th St. on one of the last days of 2014/|
|Just after midnight, New Year's fireworks over Manhattan.|
As the New Year clicked in, this blog surpassed 58,000 pageviews. Thank you for reading.
I’m also nearing my 300th post. Because I’m now working full-time again, you can expect more variety and less volume on this blog. The blog began with a fairly tight focus on New Hampshire’s Civil War experience, but almost from the beginning I wrote occasional posts about other interests: the World Wars, poetry and poets, art, music, personal experience.
Recently, in a long series of posts that starts here, I told my family’s World War II and postwar experiences through letters. It is a story with a sad ending, and if you missed it, I hope you’ll make time to give it a look.
Meanwhile, I wish you all a Happy New Year. The photo above was taken from our balcony looking south toward midtown Manhattan. We were glad to witness the scene from a distance rather than freeze with the throng in Times Square.
Here are the top 25 posts on the Our War blog from the last two-plus years on the basis of pageviews. The order has changed modestly since I last posted a list in November. The range of pageviews now runs from 1,184 for No. 1 to 278 for the three tied at No. 25.
7. Farewell, my teacher (7)
8. Exeter’s Civil War general (8)
9. A Gettysburg journal (part 3) (9)
11. Unpacking the new ‘Gettysburg’ (10)
16. A Gettysburg photo album (16)
17. A Gettysburg Journal, part 4 (17)
19. (t) The soldier’s story behind the love story, Part II (19)
22. (t) Standing proudly before a fate unknown (new to list)
24. A gift from the heart (20t)
25 (t). Gallery: What the rebels won at Gettysburg (24t)
A Confederate captain’s diary, pt. 3 (returns to list)