I received an email from Facebook tonight which alerted me to Scott C. Patchan’s new battle blog, Shenandoah 1864: The Valley Campaign. Scott is an expert on the lesser known 1864 Valley Campaign, much less covered than its famous 1862 cousin. He has authored three books on the subject, The Forgotten Fury: The Battle of Piedmont, Shenandoah Summer: The 1864 Valley Campaign, and the upcoming Opequon Creek: The Last Battle of Winchester. Scott introduces the blog with the following comments:
My purpose in writing this blog is to move beyond the bounds of traditional publications and share aspects of my research with fellow Civil War enthusiasts that might not otherwise see the light of day. Having met so many good friends over the years in the course of my research, I hope to make many more through this blog.
I’m looking forward to reading more of this new information compilation Civil War Battle Blog. Go check it out, and welcome Scott to the Civil War Blogosphere!