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Operating as usual

10/26/2019

It's been a while since I have posted. As my career has changed, I wanted to go "all in" for my new employer. As fate would have it, my new position will be taking me to Springfield, Missouri; the site of the Battle of Wilson's Creek. I look forward to walking the battlefield in the evenings and reconnecting with The Civil War Traveler and reinvigorating Traveler Nation. It has been a difficult 6 or so months but I do feel the hand of a higher power guiding me back too it. I WILL see you back down the trail, I just need a little bit of time.

Rich

09/20/2019

Folks. This will be my last post for a while. I want to thank you all fir the ride.

09/08/2019

Hey Gang! I tried 5 or 6 times to record the Facebook live session. I apologize for it's shortcomings. So here is the bottom line up front: I have stopped adding content to the site while we are launching The Civil War Traveler 2.0. We have a lot of great changes that will enhance the user experience to the site. Jason, has done a great job on the test website and we are excited to move into production.

My new career will cause me to travel much more, but the nature of the travel may cut into my ability to visit historically significant sites so we will be transitioning from a weekly publication to a periodical.

We will have the website up soon. I have some great content still from our trips to Maryland, Harper's Ferry, Fredericksburg and Eastern North Carolina.

Facebook Live kept cutting my videos off so I am just kind of giving you the skinny in writing. The net net is to keep with us, as we are going to soon be ramping up some significant content and drastically improving the website.

09/08/2019
09/08/2019
It has been a been a productive Summer and as we transition into Fall. The Civil War Traveler will soon be returning.  I...
09/05/2019

It has been a been a productive Summer and as we transition into Fall. The Civil War Traveler will soon be returning. I anticipate an update for y'all this weekend. While I have gotten in a couple of trips this Summer, my web administrator Jason, has been busier than a beaver building the changes I requested to the website. I have also been involved with a career change. So we will have a lot to talk about when I sit down in front of the camera for a Facebook Live session Saturday evening around 9:00 PM CST. I hope to see you. Photo of John Kanaster of Fredericksburg Tours. I have a great story about him and his awesome service coming up.

Had a meeting with my web site administrator tonight.  Exciting things coming in the future.  Here is the view from "Tra...
07/20/2019

Had a meeting with my web site administrator tonight. Exciting things coming in the future. Here is the view from "Traveler's Rest."

New Bern NC, the birth place of Pepsi!
07/05/2019

New Bern NC, the birth place of Pepsi!

Just wrapped a wonderful visit and tour of Tryon Palace in New Bern NC.  This place should be on everybody's list.
07/05/2019

Just wrapped a wonderful visit and tour of Tryon Palace in New Bern NC. This place should be on everybody's list.

Good Morning Traveler Nation!  Sunrise over the Atlantic finds us heading out for some deep sea fishing on this Independ...
07/04/2019

Good Morning Traveler Nation! Sunrise over the Atlantic finds us heading out for some deep sea fishing on this Independence Day! Have a safe and happy 4th of July and Happy Birthday to the land that I love. And yes, we are still at a Civil War venue. A good travel plan offers a variety of experiences.

View at dinner.  What a way to end the day..
07/03/2019

View at dinner. What a way to end the day..

Another tough day at the office.  The boss is making me have a working dinner.  Here is the view from my table.  Yes, I ...
07/03/2019

Another tough day at the office. The boss is making me have a working dinner. Here is the view from my table. Yes, I am at a Civil War venue. Tough duty as the seafood was stellar. I really need a raise...

So the view from the office is a good one today.  I am at a Civil War site.  Some days I love my job.
07/02/2019

So the view from the office is a good one today. I am at a Civil War site. Some days I love my job.

I have driven through New Bern, North Carolina' 1000 times.  I have been been here dozens of times but this is the first...
07/02/2019

I have driven through New Bern, North Carolina' 1000 times. I have been been here dozens of times but this is the first time that I am "seeing" beautiful and historic New Bern. Just WOW!

07/01/2019

There is always something...Driving by a construction site in Winston Salem or Greensboro in NC this morning the tire light came on. Pulled into a Holiday in Express 3 hours from the end and will hit a Goodyear in a little while. Household 6 wanted to drive straight through to her Mom's on the Coast, but a blowout in the dead of night didn't sound fun to me..This will likely push my visit to the Battle of New Bern, scheduled at 2 PM back until Friday.

06/30/2019

Just saw a fatal accident on I24 just on the Illinois side near Paducah, KY. Please pay attention while driving.

Happy Saturday!  I hope everybody has an excellent Independence Day this week.  We will be traveling and there will be n...
06/29/2019
Sherman House Museum Video Interview with Laura Bullock, Museum Director – The Civil War Traveler

Happy Saturday! I hope everybody has an excellent Independence Day this week. We will be traveling and there will be no featured article next week. We look forward to bring you more historical travel content. Things are happening quickly now and there may be some announcements coming soon. Until then, please enjoy this weeks featured article. An interview with Laura Bullock, Director of the Sherman House Museum. http://www.thecivilwartraveler.com/?p=1221

Sherman House Museum Video Interview with Laura Bullock, Museum Director I would like to thank Laura and the entire staff of the Sherman House Museum for taking the time to show us around the General’s boyhood home. 0 Posted in Interviews and tagged Civil War Tourism, General Sherman, Historical T...

Good Morning and Happy Sunday.  I apologize for not being as attentive lately, as my daughter, Rooster, has been in and ...
06/23/2019
The Sherman House Museum: “War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.” – The Civil War Traveler

Good Morning and Happy Sunday. I apologize for not being as attentive lately, as my daughter, Rooster, has been in and out of the hospital with a very serious medical issue. But I did want to tell you about the amazing experience we had at the Sherman House Museum. This is the first article coming from our recent trip that I have called the "Maryland Campaign." We stopped in Lancaster, Ohio to visit the boyhood home of one of my ancestors Commanding Generals. I would like to thank the Staff of the Sherman House Museum for treating us like family. They really gave us an outstanding tour. I shot an interview with them that will be our featured article for next week so please stop on back by for that; but more importantly treat your self and stop on by the Sherman House Museum in Lancaster, OH. http://www.thecivilwartraveler.com/?p=1175

The Sherman House Museum: “War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.” Lancaster, Ohio:   If you were to ask any lady or gentleman of the South who were the “Big 3” in the Civil War Army, I think they would always go back to General ...

My Father's Day present from Household 6 and the kids arrived today.  Courtesy of Antietam Gallery.  I will be talking a...
06/21/2019

My Father's Day present from Household 6 and the kids arrived today. Courtesy of Antietam Gallery. I will be talking about them a lot more in a feature article. Really great folks there.

We got called out by Fredericksburg Tours for a recent visit.  Story is forthcoming and future travel plans to spend mor...
06/21/2019

We got called out by Fredericksburg Tours for a recent visit. Story is forthcoming and future travel plans to spend more time with John for one of his many tours are planned. By the way, Fredericksburg Tours are a Veteran Owned and Operated Organization. It may or may not mater to you, but it matters to me. 😀

We recently had the pleasure of having Richard Gimbert from The Civil War Traveler with us, touring Fredericksburg & Chancellorsville. “The Civil War Traveler” is an outstanding Civil War touring resource...please check out their site & “like” their page.

Good Morning and Happy Father's Day Traveler Nation.  It has been a bit of a scary week for us as Rooster was hospitaliz...
06/16/2019
The Battle of Iuka: “General Grant was dead drunk and couldn’t bring up his army. I was so mad when I first learned the facts that I could have shot Grant if I would have hung for it the next minute.” – The Civil War Traveler

Good Morning and Happy Father's Day Traveler Nation. It has been a bit of a scary week for us as Rooster was hospitalized. She is home now and recovering, but needless to say, we were very concerned and pray for her complete recovery. That said, I had the opportunity to stop in Iuka and Corinth after stopping in Olustee on the way home from visiting my Aunt. Please enjoy this week's featured article from The Civil War Traveler: http://www.thecivilwartraveler.com/?p=1130

The Battle of Iuka: “General Grant was dead drunk and couldn’t bring up his army. I was so mad when I first learned the facts that I could have shot Grant if I would have hung for it the next minute.” Iuka, MS:  After we left the warm Florida coast and Olustee, Moose and I continued our trip ...

Prepping for our next adventure..  On a side note, man does this new phone take great pictures.
06/14/2019

Prepping for our next adventure.. On a side note, man does this new phone take great pictures.

Good Afternoon and Happy Sunday.  We have finished upgrades to the website and everything now seems to be working proper...
06/09/2019
The Battle of Olustee: “The day is lost; you must go in and save the Corps.” – The Civil War Traveler

Good Afternoon and Happy Sunday. We have finished upgrades to the website and everything now seems to be working properly now. We visited Olustee in under less than optimal conditions, due to the passing of a family member. But none the less, please enjoy the visit to the largest land battle in Florida. http://www.thecivilwartraveler.com/?p=1101

The Battle of Olustee: “The day is lost; you must go in and save the Corps.” Sanderson, FL:  This has been a tough article for me to write because of the reasons in which it came to be.  In this tale from the trail, I try to walk through life and death under the hot Florida sun, both today and...

06/08/2019

So it's official. Household 6 broke her clavicle on our canoe trip last week. I also think I pinched a nerve. What a ride; LOL!

Good Morning Traveler Nation.  I mentioned sometime back that at some point I would from time to time step outside the C...
06/06/2019

Good Morning Traveler Nation. I mentioned sometime back that at some point I would from time to time step outside the Civil War. On this, the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and that Great Crusade, I wanted to take a moment to pay tribute to the rapidly dwindling survivors. I have been to Normandy, I have stood in the surf on Dog Green Beach. I saw where the breech was, simply because that is where the terrain had to be and I have never felt a greater sense of history than there as the waves lapped at my calves. But alas, I never took a single picture; as I was too caught up in the moment. This is something all Americans should experience. https://youtu.be/0wg5x5WaZPo

Team Traveler is back in Kansas.  After a hard fought fight with Antietam Creek, I can say that we conquered it, but at ...
06/02/2019

Team Traveler is back in Kansas. After a hard fought fight with Antietam Creek, I can say that we conquered it, but at a very significant price. The cost of winning the battle was two cellphones, a camera, pride, dignity, my back and knees and still feeling like I was beat up by a meandering gang of trunk monkeys wielding lead pipes. As for Household 6, let's just say she won't be getting into a canoe very soon. Man, do I have one fun story to tell y'all!

Antietam has a lot of wildlife.  Household 6 has become The Ground Hog Whisperer.
05/31/2019

Antietam has a lot of wildlife. Household 6 has become The Ground Hog Whisperer.

The rains let up....
05/30/2019

The rains let up....

Battlefield walk was interrupted by lightning and heavy showers this afternoon.  I let better judgment over ride enthusi...
05/30/2019

Battlefield walk was interrupted by lightning and heavy showers this afternoon. I let better judgment over ride enthusiasm.

Folks, here is another article on the diminishment of Civil War Tourism.  Which is why I created The Civil War Traveler ...
05/30/2019
Civil War Battlefields Lose Ground as Tourist Draws

Folks, here is another article on the diminishment of Civil War Tourism. Which is why I created The Civil War Traveler and talk about other things to do, to help engage all folks in coming to these sites. This is exactly why I will write about going to an amusement park, food establishments, beaches ect. https://www.wsj.com/articles/civil-war-battlefields-lose-ground-as-tourist-draws-11558776600

Civil War tourism, once a staple for many Southern states, is declining sharply, with recent fights over Confederate monuments and a lack of interest by younger generations cited as major reasons.

I wanted to share this great picture of our time with John of Fredericksburg Tours.  This is a great way to tour not onl...
05/29/2019

I wanted to share this great picture of our time with John of Fredericksburg Tours. This is a great way to tour not only Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville; but also the Overland Campaign. Which is something I think we are going to attempt next year if anyone is interested. I have no dates and John and I haven't worked the details yet but it is something that needs to happen!!!

Yesterday we teamed up with Richard Gimbert from the The Civil War Traveler & toured Fredericksburg & Chancellorsville. Here we are at Jackson’s Flank Attack. “The Civil War Traveler” is an outstanding Civil War touring resource...please check out their site & “like” their page.

Good Morning Folks,Household 6 and the kids are still asleep and today is going to be an actual "Day Off" from the trail...
05/29/2019
Volunteering – A Way To Give Back! – The Civil War Traveler

Good Morning Folks,

Household 6 and the kids are still asleep and today is going to be an actual "Day Off" from the trail. We may go up to Hershey Park, but the kids have to wake up first. With teenagers, that's anyone's guess. Anyway, here is an article that I wrote about a recent experience I had. I hope you enjoy the article and I am sure some of you can identify. http://www.thecivilwartraveler.com/?p=1086

Volunteering – A Way To Give Back! Pleasanton, KS – The folks who have followed me for a hot minute know that I have already articulated the story of the events that unfolded at the Battle of Mine Creek, in current Pleasanton, Kansas.  So, I will not rehash that, but I will link this short stor...

05/29/2019

Household 6 here. We are just leaving Fredericksburg. We were able to do a tour with Fredricksburg Tours today along with five other people. I would like to personally thank John for a great day touring both the Fredricksburg and Chancellors battlefields. I have to say I do not pick sides but these two battles were clearly Confederate victories, since we rarely hear that. It was also neat to meet a gentleman who was tracing his relatives footsteps in the campaigns. I thought it was also humbling to stand in the areas where Lee and Jackson last spoke in addition to where Jackson was hit by friendly fire. I have to admit the kids and I have learned a lot over the past few days.

05/28/2019

It's going to be a FANTASTIC DAY with Fredericksburg Tours! Excited to see Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville today!!!

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Hello, My name is Rich Gimbert and I am The Civil War Traveler. I suppose the first thing I should say is welcome to the Civil War Traveler Project. This page is about us, more than me. A travel page that discusses traveling to US Civil War sites. For instance, you may see a few sentences that I wrote about a tour guide in Vicksburg or a restaurant in Andersonville. I would not only like to share my experiences to make your travel better, but I would like you to share your experiences to make my travels better. Over the years, I have had an opportunity to travel to a number of different Civil War sites and I am far from done. I am proud of both my Union and Confederate ancestors and am a member of my local Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War chapter. It has been my honor to serve in the US Marines during the Gulf War and the US Army Reserves during Iraq & Afghanistan. Please join me in posting about your Civil War travel adventures, whether you are a reenactor, historian, tour guide, park ranger or whatever. Thanks and I will see you on the trail.

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February 15, 2020 The Ohio Regimental Committee cordially invites you to our highly anticipatated 32nd Annual Ball to be held at the Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. This new venue will add to our elegant Ball, and we look forward to your attendance in the celebration of the Blue & Gray with new venue, cuisine, musicians, Sutlers and historical presenters with Intriguing Civil War topics: 2020 Presentation Topics 1)Spiritualism during the Civil War 2) Ballroom etiquette 3) Conversation with Pres. and Mrs. Lincoln 4) The American House 1845-65 5) Photography 6) Music topic 7) Harriet Tubman 😎 Spies/Pauline Cushman 9) The Lives of Pres. and Mrs. Davis 10) The Railroad Industry 11) Gen. Cooper 12) $10 to a Better Appearance 13) The Postal Service During the CW 14) a topic TBD by one of our beloved "regulars" Sutlers Octagon Ladies’ Repository Amazon Dry Goods Patty Roosa Elizabeth II Mandy Kallal—Jewelry for Reenactors Janet Fortino Keely Hopkins Kimberly Lynch —Dressmaker’s Shop Photographer Michael Rhodes Be sure to stop over to see Michael Rhodes!
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Came across these on an antique mall in Oklahoma city. Supposedly original from the time. Very neat I thought .
THANK YOU!! am so grateful for your page designed to get people tramping battlefields & historic sites! I put on workshops all around New England to help people discover their Civil War ancestor stories, www.PackedHouseHistoryTalks.com, and this is one of the slides I use to teach “Go To Your Ancestors’ Battlefields”:
Hope you don’t mind Richard but here is a photo of a prized possession of mine. A first edition of Life and Death in Rebel Prisons. It is primarily about Andersonville.
Beyond Band of Brothers is conducting a nine day Civil War trip this summer that sounds fantastic if anyone is interested, check out their page and website for info.
Hey thanks for the invite... I rarely respond but I enjoy visiting historical sites particularly Maine. Semper Fi
Central Park, New York.
The Steam into History Lincoln train in New Freedom, Pa. w/Mary Lincoln impersonator at the Lincoln Funeral Train reenactment every November. Antiqued to look old © Paul W. Faust *
Hello, I would like to invite you all to take a look at my page Shiloh Battlefield in pictures. It's a page to honor the men who fought and died there, both southern and northern. If this isn't allowed please delete.
I enjoy anything about the war between the states . It’s not the civil war
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