Highlights from Gazette665’s 2018

It’s the last weekend of the year, and it seems like a good time to review the highlights of Gazette665’s 2018. Check out the top posts and other top moments!

I’d love to hear about your favorite history moments this year! Either on Gazette665 or in the whole history field, what’s been the top research, favorite article, best discovery, or your exciting moment? Let’s chat in the comments…

Posts Published in 2018

190 articles written, edited, and posted this year (including this post and tomorrow’s 1863 finale)!

Several blog series ran all year…

Other blog series were featured for several months of the year:

Top 5 Posts Published in 2018

  1. 8 Presidents Born in Virginia
  2. 10 Things You Should Know About Queen Philippa of Hainault
  3. 10 Things You Should Know About Berengaria of Navarre
  4. Carpetbaggers & Scalawags: History Behind The Names

Top 5 Posts Published Of All Time

  1. What Happened To General Cornwallis?
  2. 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Juan Cabrillo
  3. Little Rose Greenhow: The Famous Spy’s Daughter
  4. Deck The Halls – Translated
  5. 10 Things You Should Know About The Reconstruction Era

2018 Conference Logo

3rd Annual Civil War History Conference

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, Gazette665 hosted its Third Annual Civil War History Conference – 1863: Battling For Freedom. Historians and researchers Daniel T. Davis, David Dixon, Heather St. Clair, Bruce Smith, Nick Smith, Sarah Kay Bierle, James and Valorie Bailey-Denton, Steve and Patrice Demory, and Temecula Valley Historical Society shared about topics related to the third year of the conflict. It is exciting to watch this event continue to grow and foster an spirit exploration and education in the Southern California communities.

Emerging Civil War

Gazette665 is my “home” online, but Emerging Civil War is my “home away from home.” It’s a privilege to work with this amazing group of historians, and my responsibilities at ECW have increased this year. In 2018, I took the role of Managing Editor at Emerging Civil War and also serve on their board.

At Emerging Civil War, I work with the editorial board to coach new authors, read manuscripts, handle day-to-day work on their massive blog, and coordinating special series. It’s pretty busy, but also awesome!

Temecula Valley Historical Society

Another highlight of 2018 has been getting more involved with the local historical society in my hometown. This year I’ve attended meetings regular, gave a presentation, and got elected to serve as secretary on their board.

It’s a lot of fun to meet and work with others who are interested and passionate about history. Gazette665 got to partner with the historical society during the 2018 Civil War Conference for one of the displays at the event and look forward to working with their members again for the 2019 event.

Speaking Engagements

I had 14 speaking engagements this year (if I counted correctly), including one in Virginia.

Thank you to the historical societies, Civil War Round Tables, genealogy clubs, and other groups that invited me to come share about history! Looking forward to another year of speaking opportunities in 2019

In New Market, Virginia – doing research for a new book that’s coming in 2019!


It seems like I spent more time on the road than ever before. Most of it for research or speaking engagements! A few highlights included:

  • Watchorn Society Lincoln Dinner
  • Research at the Huntington Library
  • Moorpark Civil War Re-enactment
  • Trip to Virginia and Maryland in April
  • Trip to the Emerging Civil War Symposium in August (Virginia)
  • Civil War Conference at The Huntington
  • West Coast Civil War Round Table Conference

Your Historian,

Miss Sarah

2 thoughts on “Highlights from Gazette665’s 2018

  1. Thanks for the great history lessons in 2018. I always enjoy your 665’s emails. Your work is greatly appreciated. We just finished a river cruise and visited Fort Pillow and Fort Donelson. Two spots I didn’t ever expect to visit. Words cannot replace a visit to the site. It fills in the vision of the battle.
    Happy New Year and thanks again
    Dan Lane.

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