Many of you were no doubt wondering about the scarcity of posts here at Grand Army Blog over these past few weeks. Life has been moving at a frenetic pace. In between passing my comprehensive examinations, finishing up the spring semester at Yale, delivering a few public talks, and digging in at a few archives, my wife and I have been preparing for a major transition. I am pleased to announce that in early June, we will be moving from New Haven to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the town we have always called “home.” Allison has accepted an exciting new position at the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. (If you are not familiar with the CWI or its impressive annual summer conference, check out the website here.) And I will have a wonderfully inspiring place to finish my dissertation over the course of the next year.
I am also excited to announce that “When Billy Came Marching Home” was awarded a 2012 John F. Enders Research Fellowship. This fellowship will fund an essential summer research trip to archives across the Midwest and Great Plains. Expect regular posts on the road this summer reporting my findings.