Hello, and thank you for taking the time to stop by and read the inaugural post for a blog that I hope will fill a niche in the greater blogosphere. Some of you may be familiar with my other blog, The Sable Arm, which pertains to United States Colored Troops during the American Civil War.
My plans for this blog are much bigger and, due to the scope of the content that will be covered, the range of topics examined will be necessarily broader.
Over There stems from research that I have been conducting on the experiences of one county in Virginia during the Great War. This research has been converted into a museum exhibition that will be opening on September 16, 2010 (more on that later).
After two years of familiarizing myself with the topic, I figured it was time to “go public” and see if anyone out there is interested.
So without further ado, let’s get started!
In the words of a popular song from the war, “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way”…