Blogs evolve. Once, this was a place where we put things that didn’t really fit under the Mysteries and Conundrum rubric. More recently it has evolved into a hybrid of public history and Fredericksburg regional history, with a few Manassas-related items thrown in. Noel Harrison used to write here some, but nowadays all of the writing here is done by me. (John Hennessy). I’ll continue to offer up some occasional commentary on interpretation and public history, and I’ll continue to reflect on local non-Civil War sites and stories of national significance in the Fredericksburg region. But I will also expand a bit to take a look at issues, stories, and sites related to the battlefields at Manassas (and perhaps some places in between) and the Army of the Potomac. As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Dutifully, I must point out that all expressions here are personal and unofficial and are not intended to represent the views of the National Park Service or any other organization. I am simply trying to engage viewers in what I think are some pretty interesting conversations and debates about matters of history, memory, and interpretation.