Welcome to my blog!

Hi there, I’m Maggie MacLean, author of the Northeast Tennessee Civil War blog. I’m just getting started after months of research and trying to find the perfect theme, which is not easy for a history blog.

I’m not a historian, nor do I write like one. I am an avid reader and researcher of Civil War history since childhood. I have a more casual style of writing, and I will try to explain situations that are not always clear in the history books. I came to prefer a timeline format for this blog because it forces me to write concise entries without a lot of interpretation.

For the purposes of this blog, I will be writing about the 18 counties of Northeast Tennessee: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Scott, Sevier, Sullivan, Union, and Washington.

If you see errors on this blog or have something to say, please leave a comment.

FYI, I have an autoimmune disease, which makes writing a perfect activity for me.

If you have even half as much fun reading this blog as I am having writing it, Google should send me lots of traffic.

3 thoughts on “Welcome to my blog!”

  1. Just found your blog. I’m a 73-year-old great-grandpa from Kingsport. Like you, I am a life-long student of the Civil War. I have numerous relatives that fought on both sides. Some that even switched sides. Looking forward to anything about “Little Confederacy”, Sullivan County.
    Best Wishes,
    Glenn Land


    1. Hi Glenn, I’m a 76-year-old author and blogger from Southwest Florida. I wrote a Civil War novel that takes place in Northeast Tennessee, which is how this whole blog thing started. My novel will hopefully be published in the next month or so – Covid has slowed everything down. I did a quick look at the Little Confederacy in Sullivan County, and I will definitely be writing about that.


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