Guest blogger

This blog has been running since August 2003 without a break in posting. Blogger used to give word counts but stopped tallying after I passed 100,000. I think I'm at about 200,000 now.
A week from tommorow, I'll be taking my first vacation from the blog, out of town with Civil War out of mind. Will be back online after June 1.
Harry Smeltzer has graciously offered to keep the fire burning here while I'm away. Harry is a one-for-one replacement: a deep reader, non-academic, active discussion boards poster (I used to be one), and fellow member of the McClellan Society. Eric Wittneberg will vouch for him - a good guy. If things work out, maybe he'll start his own blog.
We'll have a change of command ceremony next week. Until then...