Thanks for stopping by Civil War Scout! I am so happy to know that I am not typing into a void and that someone, anyone, is actually reading (however, I admit, I would write this blog just for my own enjoyment). I have a lot to say, and hopefully much of it will engage you and your family in discovering the Civil War from a different perspective.
I have loved history since I was nine years old. My love of the Civil War is a more recent development. It all started when I took Amtrak to Harpers Ferry, Antietam and Gettysburg in 2008. While standing in the Bloody Lane, hearing my personal tour guide tell me graphic descriptions of the carnage that place had seen, I realized that the Civil War may have been even more instrumental that the Revolutionary War in defining who we are as a country today. That revelation started me on a path from which I have never looked back.
I enjoy learning about history, and about what it can tell us of the present and what it may predict for the future. I realize that many (or most) textbooks are boring. It’s hard to find the connection between the past, present and future in those dry texts. There has to be a better way to connect with the important people, moments and themes of the Civil War. I hope that you and your family use this website and blog as a tool to discover the Civil War that doesn’t make it into the textbooks.
Toni is a wife, mom and history buff who loves bringing the Civil War to life for family members of all ages.