Owner & Webmaster
- Apr 1, 1999
- Martinsburg, WV
Who is the Webmaster and What is the purpose of CivilWarTalk.com?
As the webmaster and founder of this web site I feel that I need to answer this question in a personal way.
This web site was originally intended to bring experts and amatures who share the desire to learn more about the Civil War together, and to take that shared knowledge and make it available to anyone and everyone on the internet.
Since this web site's founding back in April of 1999, CivilWarTalk has developed a reputation as one of the best Civil War internet communities that can be found. We have a great variety of members who are friendly and knowledgeable about all kinds of Civil War topics.
Now I have to say that things have not always worked to perfection, sometimes things don't work the way they were planned, and sometimes I fail to do things as quickly as I'd like. However, I think that this site will always be a work in progress, and although we may never achieve perfection, we will always strive to be as perfect as possible... as a web site.
I like to think that some of the best and brightest people on the internet use our web site. If you have questions about the Civil War, we have people with answers, or at least they can get you pointed in a direction to get an answer.
Now, I don't pretend to be a historian, I'm a computer tech by trade. I am also an N-SSA member, which means that on the field I may look like a typical reenactor, but I shoot more live ammo with my musket than many reenactors fire blanks each year. I do have a love for the Civil War, Artillery, and facts, figures, and statistics.
So you ask what's the purpose of CivilWarTalk? I think that it's first purpose is to be a friendly community, a proverbial "Cyber-campfire" if you will, for all who wish to post their thoughts or questions, and for all those who wish to listen. It's second purpose is as a powerful research tool, with a wide array of resources for the student of the Civil War.
I hope you enjoy what we've created here, and I hope you find yourself visiting CivilWarTalk again and again!
I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,