Monday, April 6, 2015

Real Timing Appomattox During Tax Season

So for the first time in over thirty years I'm playing major hooky in tax season.  I'm hitting the road tomorrow to head to Appomattox.  The famous conference between Grant and Lee took place on the ninth and the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia was spread over the next three days.  The 12th was the big day when the infantry stacked arms.

This will be my fourth real time sesquicentennial event and I am going to try to do some live blogging.  We'll see how it goes.  Here is a round-up of my previous real time coverage.


Gettysburg Interlude - Understanding Historiography


September 17 Remember America's Bloodiest Day


Searching For A Little Piece Of New Jersey In Virginia


Gettysburg Braces For Invasion

Hopes Of Our Country Were On Our Bayonets

Did Doris Kearns Goodwin Blow It At Gettysburg?

Gettysburg Day 1 - First Shot - Where Fate Meets History

Gettysburg Day 1 - Passing Into Legend And History With The Iron Brigade

Gettysburg Day 1 - Through The Streets To Cemetery Hill

Gettysburg Day 2 - Heading Into Action

Gettysburg Day 2 - Worst Ground I Ever Seen

Gettysburg Day 2 - The Advantage Of Moving Down The Hill

Walking In Armistead's Footsteps 150 Years Later - Gettysburg Day 3 - Pickett's Charge

The Most Glorious Fourth

Gettysburg 150 Thank You National Park Service

Live From Gettysburg Address Sesquicentennial

Justice Antonin Scalia Led High Point Of Gettysburg Ceremonies

At Antietam I ran into some guys who called themselves real timers.  They were trying to be at as many key events as possible and were swapping stories about Bull Run.  I did not run into any of them at Chancellorsville, where frankly I was not really real time or Gettysburg, which I covered about as well as is humanly possible.  They must have all been at Vicksburg.

Anyway, my covivant concluded that I am actually the only real timer, but I'm sure its not true.

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