Camp at Herndon,
January 8, 2000
This site has been developed not just to
give links to other sites (of course it does some of that ), rather it is to provide
information to Civil War enthusiasts that is not readily available elsewhere on the
First, I suppose it would be appropriate to
state that "Shotgun" is the name I use on the Internet. I am not a reenactor, a
Civil War expert, nor a historian, I'm just a simple old warrior who served in the
uniform of this country's military for 22 years, in both peace and war, that loves to
discuss all aspects of the late "Rebellion." It is my firm conviction that if
one understands what caused the war, how the war was conducted, and the Reconstruction
Years that followed, one will know what this country is about. I am a Southerner by
birth and a Rebel by choice. As I read and study, I pull for Lee, Jackson and Longstreet.
As I live, I thank Grant, Lincoln, and Democracy.
Second, you will find no endorsements, no organizational memberships, no nothing. I
post none of the awards that the site had won over the years. That
would be bragging. I built this
site, I pay for it, and I maintain it. I owe allegiance to no individual or organization.
However, in all honesty, I have to tell you that without my friends on the Internet, who
have so graciously contributed their knowledge, talents, and time, this site would not be
possible. To them I will be eternally grateful. They know who they are, thus names are not
important at this point. You will see much of their writing during your stay at the site.
The site was originally designed to help High
School through Junior College students, and maybe just someone who wanted to know more
about the late "unpleasantness". However, it has grown considerable since it's
original publication and I think there is something here for everyone now. If you
are writing a report that requires bibliography information use the following:
|Shotgun's Home of the American Civil War
First Published: January 7, 1997
Webmaster: Dick Weeks
If you require the "date last updated" of the page you are looking at
and it is not on that page (check the bottom of the page), you will have to write me and ask for it (it is in my data base).
I have tried to post that date on each page but I could have missed a few.
I put the dates on them well after the site had grown very large. I
had to go into the data base and look at every page to get that data.
I did not know that information was required when I first put the site up. Knowing what I know
now I would have provided the date for each page as it was constructed so
none would be overlooked.
If you like the site, let me know. If you hate
the site, let me know. If you are totally ambivalent about the site, I need to know that
too. I can't fix the dang thing unless I know it's broke. I surely do hope you enjoyed your
stay and if I can be of help in the future you have but to ask.
I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,
Dick (a.k.a. Shotgun)
last updated 01/05/05