A Little Touch of History hits 400,000

July 19, 2010: Barry Cauchon

Barry celebrates the 400,000th hit to his blog "A Little Touch of History".

Hi all: On February 16, 2010, I posted a big  thank you to all my supporters for A Little Touch of History as it had just reached 300,000 visitors. Well, here we are 5 months later and now this little blog has topped the 400,000 mark. Awesome! I can’t thank you all enough. I am truly proud to have been able to bring you this blog over the past 2 years and 2 months. And the tremendous encouragement from my friends, colleagues, readers and supporters has been nothing short of outstanding. I will always be grateful.

As A Little Touch of History moves towards its next big milestone (the 500,000 mark) I am thinking about what features you would like to see here. So please drop me a note and tell me what you like, what you don’t like and suggestions on what you’d like to see. Maybe something local, or someone who has a connection to history. You never know who has an interesting story to tell.

Traditionally, I reduce the number of features and articles I post during the summer as schools are out and my readership is lower. This gives me a chance to catch up on my own research so that I can present it to you during the rest of the year. 

But as a bonus for my dedicated summertime followers, I have a SUPER DELUXE SUMMER SPECIAL to help celebrate A Little Touch of History‘s 400,000 hits, I am announcing that I will be posting a couple of brand new interviews in the few weeks.

The first was recorded on July 17 with Steven G. Miller. Steven is considered to be one of the most knowledgable experts on Boston Corbett & the men of 16th NY Cavalry (the men who tracked down and captured/killed John Wilkes Booth). The piece is just going into editing but I suspect that the final version will be published in less than two weeks from now.

The other interview is currently being scheduled for recording with Cynthia StormCaller, the curator of the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum in Andersonville, Georgia. Cynthia will walk us through the museum’s collection. If you plan on being in the Andersonville, Georgia area later this summer or fall, this will be a good primer for visiting the museum. I am hopeful that this interview will be completed and published by early August at latest.

And just a reminder for those of you who are going to be in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area this weekend. On Saturday, July 24, 2010 “The Angel of Marye’s Heights” documentary will premiere at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library from 6-9 pm. It’s open to the public with only a small donation requested. For more info, go to their blog and website at:

http://theangelmovie.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=14&Itemid=74

Not long ago I interviewed the director, Clint Ross. He and historian Michael Aubrecht, have created this documentary to tell the uplifting story of Confederate soldier Richard Kirkland, who at personal risk to his own life, stepped into the open battlefield at Fredericksburg to give aid to fallen wounded Union soldiers. It’s a great story of humanity. To hear the interview, go to the following link:

https://awesometalks.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/an-awesometalk-with-clint-ross-director-of-the-documentary-the-angel-of-maryes-heights/

Again, thank you all for your continued support and let me know what you’d like to see in the upcoming months.

Best

Barry

outreach@awesometalks.com

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July 20, 2010: I just received this great email from Ed Isaacs and his wife Mary Beth. Two weeks ago, they sent me an identical bottle of Johnny Walker Blue Label scotch to celebrate the 400,000th hit. It took a little longer than we expected to reach this plateau, but it was well worth it. Cheers to both of you my good friends! Barry

CONGRATULATIONS, BARRY 

400,022 + HITS TODAY (July 19, 2010)

                             

CHEERS………….

I’ll Drink to That!!!

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“The Angel of Marye’s Heights” Update

July 6, 2010: Barry Cauchon

Hi all: I received an email from Clint Ross, the director of “The Angel of Marye’s Heights” and wanted to pass it along. I really believe in the film and tip my hat to Clint and Michael Aubrecht for bringing the story to life. I hope you can support them in whatever way you can. The film will premiere later this month and Clint also indicates that other venues are being looked into for showings (including several film festivals).

Best

Barry

MESSAGE FROM CLINT ROSS:

Hello Friends, It’s official… “The Angel of Marye’s Heights” will premier in Fredericksburg, VA on Saturday, July 24, 2010. 6-9pm at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. There is also talk of potential screenings in Savannah, GA, Athens, GA, Camden, SC, Pittsburgh, PA, and Liberty University. Hopefully, one of these places will be suitable to your location for you to come out and see the film. Screening dates to come.

Check out our latest blog for further updates and to listen to an audio interview I did with Barry Cauchon, writer of the popular blog called “A Little Touch of History.” In the interview I discuss the story behind our film, as well as our plans for the future.

https://awesometalks.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/an-awesometalk-with-clint-ross-director-of-the-documentary-the-angel-of-maryes-heights/

Latest Blog: http://theangelmovie.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=14&Itemid=74

Just a side note, I have submitted the film to the following film festivals: San Antonio Independent Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival, and Savannah Film Festival.

Take care and please feel free to contact me with any questions! We’re also still accepting donation to cover cost of DVD distribution if anyone feels compelled to give… any amount welcome. Just go under the sponsorship page on the website to donate.

Regards, — Clint Ross, Independent Film Producer & Director.

ceastwood73@gmail.com

www.theangelmovie.com