Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cyber Travel

There are so many Civil War sites that I would like to visit personally, but regrettably time, and sometimes lack of money, prevent me from visiting them. Luckily there is a website that allows one the opportunity to travel via cyberspace to those places. Civil War Album: Modern Photos of America’s Civil War Sites is a project of retired Oklahoma Highway patrolman Bruce Schulze. This site ranks as a true granddaddy as it has been in existence since 1998. A truly collaborative website, it features photographs and other information provided by loyal readers. Recently a neat set of photographs provided by Bruce Schulze and Dr. Carroll Messer showing the Butterfield Overland Mail route through Oklahoma was posted. Although the site has photographs from sites all across the U. S., the coverage for the trans-Mississippi is excellent. I may not ever get to personally visit the Birch Coulee battle site in Minnesota, the Belmont battlefield in Missouri, or Fort Craig in New Mexico, but I can view modern day photographs of them on Civil War Album. Happy Cyber Travels!

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