07 August 2007 by Published in: Blogging 6 comments

This morning, I got an e-mail from old pal Drew Wagenhoffer congratulating me on making Civil War Interactive’s list of the top twenty Civil War sites. I thanked Drew, but I had no idea what he was talking about.

I then went to CWI to see what he meant, and boy, was I blown away.

Every year, CWI runs a poll of its readers to determine the top twenty Civil War sites on the Internet. Nearly 500 people voted, and I was absolutely flabbergasted to find that this humble little blog of mine placed number 14 on that list. I started this on a whim, and it’s taken on a life of its own.

Until I saw that list, I never realized that this blog has affected so many people’s lives or that so many people take time out of their busy days to visit this site and indulge my rantings. I’m just blown away and don’t really know what to say. I’m humbled and I’m grateful, and I hope that I continue to entertain and interest you and that you will continue to spend a few minutes of your day visiting this site.

To everyone who reads this blog, and to everyone who voted for this site, I am eternally grateful. Thank you.

Congratulations are in order to all of the others who made the list. I especially want to say congratulations to Dimitri Rotov and Mannie Gentile, who also made the list. A special congratulations goes to old friend Dick “Shotgun” Weeks, whose incredible site richly deserves its number one ranking. Congratulations, Dick.

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  1. Rob Wick
    Tue 07th Aug 2007 at 10:44 pm


    Congratulations. Your blog definitely deserves the honor. Even though I didn’t vote in the proceedings, had I known that as an attorney you represent Krispy-Kreme, I would have voted for you twice. Got any good deals on a dozen chocolate-covered ones?LOL


  2. Wed 08th Aug 2007 at 9:57 am

    Whoa… did Rob just say that you have an ‘in’ with the kings of crispy goodness? I could not think of a better client that Krispy-Kreme. Why are you wasting time with all this Civil War silliness when you could be writing books about doughnuts. Come on Eric, a detailed study of the cream-filled crawler… that’s what we need!

  3. Wed 08th Aug 2007 at 12:07 pm

    Congratulations Eric – well deserved! I didn’t vote either (for anyone), but I agree with Rob, had I known you worked with my favorite donut people, I’d have mounted a campaign!

  4. Mike Nugent
    Wed 08th Aug 2007 at 5:26 pm


    (And the Krispy-Kreme connection could earn you the #1 spot next year if you properly exploit it. Cops & donuts … who would’ve thunk it?)

  5. Wed 08th Aug 2007 at 9:38 pm

    LOL. Donuts. You guys are cheap. 🙂


  6. Don
    Wed 08th Aug 2007 at 10:01 pm

    Congratulations, Eric, it’s definitely well-deserved. I was on the road and missed the vote. Might be just as well since I favor Dunkin-Donuts over Krispy Kreme. 8^P

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