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Monday, October 23, 2006

Kevin over at Civil War Memory has started a new blog, Blogging the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
Since he provided a handy, dandy link on his normal blog - I went over and checked it out and he already has a few posts up.

One of which is the bill from my adopted home state, South Carolina, whose purpose is to establish a Sesquicentennial Commission. I decided to see what was going on with it and did a quick search and found out that it was read in the Senate on April 4, 2006 and immediately sent to committee.

It then did what many bills do that suffer the same fate, it sat in committee for 2 months and 11 days until the House and Senate adjourned for the summer.

Normally I would worry about it being stuck in committee forever but the bill sponsor is the President Pro Tempore of the state Senate and a Civil War champion. He pretty much single handedly raised the needed money to raise and restore the CSS Hunley, was able to get a large amount of money set aside to buy SC related Civil War artifacts and runs a Civil War Art store.

Even so, I just dropped him a line to see what the plan is to get this little commission going. Hopefully I will hear something soon.

And, best of luck to Kevin on the new blog.

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