I was so busy at the end of 2007 that I completely missed that Boston 1775 was nominated for Best Individual History Blog at History News Network’s Cliopatria.
Congratulations to Kevin Levin at Civil War Memory for earning that Individual Blog award, as well as Caleb Crain at Steamboats Are Ruining Everything, honored for Best Writing. I enjoy visiting both regularly. Here’s the announcement of all the award winners.
Also, my thanks for the nomination to Tim Abbott at Walking the Berkshires, which has lots of delectable history postings as well. In particular, I’ll point folks to this series on John Trumbull’s painting of The Death of General Montgomery in the Attack on Quebec:
- “Trumbull's painting has more to say about how the Revolutionary generation wished to remember history than the actual events themselves.”
- “There are no fewer than eleven historic personages identified” in the painting.
- Yet one important figure on the scene was left out: Aaron Burr.
- Burr’s recollection of events, and others’.
- Why Trumbull might have chosen to depict another man—a man who happens to be Abbott’s ancestor.