is Matt and I created this personal, educational website because I enjoy researching, studying, and writing about the American
Civil War, and as a disabled military veteran who requires daily assistance from my caregiver, the subject
The short story of this nonprofit site is that I
served in the military and am a 100% disabled veteran, so this site gives me encouragement and meaning in life as I continue each day to accept the
fact that I lack mobility and am unable to enjoy many of the basic things of life, such
as throwing the ball with my son, hiking with my daughters, going on a picnic with my wife, or (honestly) just a simple
walk to the curb to check the mail. So the internet, this insignificant site, allows
me the single opportunity to channel my energy into a setting of peace and happiness, and not to fall
victim to perpetual self-pity and depression.
This website is best viewed with Google Chrome.
conveying history related material allows me respite, it also serves as a constant reminder
to the writer of the scope, the scale, and the magnitude of the four year conflict
that was host to some 620,000 deaths. The
primary goal of this website is to allow every student, regardless of location, the
uninhibited opportunity to freely study the American Civil War.
I am also a student of war and have studied and taught the subject on various levels, so
forgive me for being absent the third person introduction or
the lengthy list of spectacular accomplishments, but I want you to know that I absolutely appreciate your visit and hope
that you enjoy your stay.
Thank you for visiting,
Matt Parker, webmaster