Open Letter From the Webmaster Of
http://www.civilwarhome.com

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Camp at Herndon, Virginia
January 8, 2000

All Visitors:

        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 Internet.
        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, this site is totally commercial free. 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
http://www.civilwarhome.com
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)
Webmaster

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