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Dave G
Halifax, NS, Canada
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E-4 Specialist


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Blue & Gray Magazine Ceases Publication
Posted on: 6/1/2017 10:58:35 AM
My favourite CW Magazine and the only magazine I actually have a subscription to ...
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Gregory C. White
Canton, GA, USA
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E-4 Corporal
Posts: 172

Re: Blue & Gray Magazine Ceases Publication
Posted on: 6/1/2017 5:15:33 PM
That royally sucks ! I've taken numerous vacations to battle sites that were featured in B&G, using the magazine as a guide.

It was a pleasure to read and rather balanced in its presentations, far better than Civil War Times Illustrated which has gone political.

I wish Mr. Roth the best, and thank him for nearly 35 years of reading enjoyment.

Greg
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"I do not believe that any man can adequately appreciate the world of to-day unless he has some knowledge of...[and] some feeling for...the history of the world of the past." Theodore Roosevelt

morris crumley
Lawrenceville, GA, USA
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E-9 Sergeant Major
Posts: 1196

Re: Blue & Gray Magazine Ceases Publication
Posted on: 6/3/2017 11:30:25 AM
Sorry to hear of this. I never had a subscription...but I have purchased many issues through the years at book stores and other outlets when the topic covered attracted my attention. We sometimes never stop to think that such publications are a small business, done with great love by people who have a passion.

Wish him well, and thanks for lending us all a bit of that passion and research.

Respects, Morris
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"You are a $70, red-wool, pure quill military genius, or the biggest damn fool in northern Mexico."

Lew & Ginny Gage
Cornish, NH, USA
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E-3 Private First Class
Posts: 52

Re: Blue & Gray Magazine Ceases Publication
Posted on: 6/6/2017 2:22:27 PM
One of the few magazines we save! Very sad.

Ginny

Steve Clements
Toronto, ON, Canada
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E-7 Sgt First Class
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Posts: 408

Re: Blue & Gray Magazine Ceases Publication
Posted on: 6/25/2017 9:39:13 AM
Like Morris, I purchased many issues locally, but rarely had a subscription.

The local mega bookstores stopped carrying Blue and Gray about nine to twelve months ago....at the time, I just assumed that they were not selling enough copies to justify carrying it. Very sorry to see it go. I have saved most of my copies, in anticipation of future battlefield walks.

A quick story if I may...

About 15/20 years ago, I ordered a copy of one of B&G's "Gettysburg Vignettes", in anticipation of a planned trip to the 'burg. A day or two before I was scheduled to leave, the mag had still not arrived. Being my usual pissed off self, I contacted the company...and was assured that they would hurry the copy that I had ordered to me. No good, I replied, I am leaving tomorrow (or the next day...). I won't get it on time. No problem, they said, tell us where you are staying in Gettysburg, and we will courier it to you there. And they did. I was staying at a B&B, and when I arrived (probably on a Friday night), the issued that I had ordered was waiting for me.

s.c.

Dave G
Halifax, NS, Canada
top 50
E-4 Specialist


Posts: 82

Re: Blue & Gray Magazine Ceases Publication
Posted on: 6/26/2017 10:37:10 PM
The Blue & Gray Magazine website has added a page for subscribers to supply contact information.
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Larry Purtell
USA
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E-8 Master Sergeant


Posts: 485

Re: Blue & Gray Magazine Ceases Publication
Posted on: 6/27/2017 6:34:03 AM
I was a charter subscriber and saved many of the very first issues. Always enjoyed this magazine, but time marches on.

Larry
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tom ryan
Bethany Beach, DE, USA
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E-4 Corporal
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http://www.tomryan-civilwar.com
Re: Blue & Gray Magazine Ceases Publication
Posted on: 6/27/2017 11:36:39 AM
Not exactly a match for Blue and Gray, but Civil War Monitor is an excellent magazine. Not as in-depth as B&G or some of the other magazines, but provides considerable variety of features. I always start with Books & Authors and then go to a section called Columns that includes American Iliad and Living History. It usually includes three main articles that cover the waterfront on Civil War subject matter.

Terry Johnston is the publisher and editor-in-chief, and at one time was the editor of North & South Magazine. He has done a fine job of building up the readership base in recent years. You may want to give it a look.

Tom

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