Open Letter From the Webmaster

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Camp at Herndon, Va
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 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 mayhap just someone who wanted to know more about the late "Rebellion"), 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 information. 

Shotgun's Home of the American Civil War
First Published: January 7, 1997
Webmaster: Dick Weeks

If you require the "date last updated" you can pick any day in the previous week and be fairly close. I update the site at least twice weekly.
        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 enjoy your stay!

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,
Dick (a.k.a. Shotgun)

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