This entry is just a few thoughts gathered together as 2018 comes to a close and I look forward to what promises to be an exciting 2019, from a Civil War point of view at least.
Last week I was fortunate enough to guide the Southern Kentucky Pastfinders on a tour of sites around the greater Lexington area. Starting with Henry Clay's home, Ashland, we then toured the Hunt-Morgan House, and then stopped at the Lexington Cemetery to visit Morgan's, Duke's, and Breckenridge's graves. Day two was the two battles at Cynthiana, and day three concluded with a rainy tour of Richmond Battlefield. They were a fun group to be with, and I hope this will lead to another tour with them in the future!
I attended a meeting for those interested in being a part of the Cynthiana Battlefields Foundation newsletter, possibly to be named The Home Guard. It was a productive meeting, even if not attended as well as we hoped, but some good ideas and a fairly defined direction were a result, and I believe if the editor is left to take care of business, it will be an asset to the CBF.
I do have a couple of more events on the horizon, both speaking engagements, both talking about the Second Battle of Cynthiana. The first is on November 10th at the Scott County Library in Georgetown, and the second is speaking to a Civil War Round Table in Madison, Indiana, on November 13th. Add to that the second meeting of the Civil War Augusta initiative on November 4th, and again on December 15th, and the end of 2018 still has a lot going on.