Yesterday, Mike graciously made me the Host of the "Post Civil War History, The Reconstruction Period." This is not a new forum, but I am new to hosting it. I want to encourage folks to post here. This forum has a two part name "Post Civil War History" and "The Reconstruction Period." Post Civil War could be forever after April 1865 and Reconstruction is generally described by modern historians as beginning before the war ended. Because it is such a broad area, I encourage posts on many topics. These might include: -Veterans organizations and affairs -The elections of 1868, 1872, and 1876 and other Congressional and state elections -The experiences of freed slaves as refugees -The Reconstruction Amendments (13th, 14th, 15th) -Efforts by partisans of all sides in the conflict to craft narratives of the war that furthered their agendas -The Freedman's Bureau -The administrations of Johnson and Grant -The great impeachment trial -The post-war military establishment -The post-war experience of occupation/liberation -Political violence and terrorism during Reconstruction -Establishment of monuments and NPS facilities to interpret Reconstruction Let's discuss what else you would want to see in the forum. To post in this forum, click on the Forums tab. You will see "The Napsack" an then "Long and Dusty Road". Then just click "Post Civil War History, The Reconstruction Period."