Emerging Civil War asked for some less formal posts concerning some of the fun, interesting things historians do, especially go on trips and look at stuff.
I wrote a post about the Magical History Tour last February, and the emotion of seeing artifacts like the gun of James Jackson (right) which killed my colonel.
Frankly, I thought it was sorta funny, and I was prepared for a rejection, but NO! The post is up! It is called "Meltdown on Aisle 7," and it is at emergingcivilwar.com--
So, go read it. We all need the stats!