I’m a retired U. S. Air Force officer, former Human Resources Manager with a global company, and currently an educator. I developed an interest in the American Civil War while a college student. Since then I’ve collected books, videos, CDs, and magazines about the Civil War. I’ve participated in internet discussions, attended conferences, read the blogs of others, and discussed the war with historians. I’ve learned quite a bit on this journey and have developed an appreciation for more than just the Civil War, but the entire history of the United States, because to really understand why the war came about you have to understand United States history from colonial times to the outbreak of the war, and to understand the war’s legacy you have to understand United States history from the end of the war to the present day.
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