Conditions For Use

First, I would like to whole-heartedly thank the many thoughtful people who have taken the time to write to me about their experience with this site. I appreciate the thoughts and words of those who believed their visit worthwhile along with those who expressed their opinions about possible necessary alterations or corrections. I also very much enjoy the courteous e-mails requesting the use of original text or pictures. Please read below to view the conditions for their use.

First, the author of this web site has made every effort to include only accurate, verifiable information. However, the author also concedes that this site may contain errors or information that may prove misleading or inaccurate. By using any of the contents, information, pictures, videos, or resources contained on this web site in any capacity, in any medium, for any purpose, the user releases the web site author from any and all liability that may stem directly or indirectly from this use.

This site contains over 1,300 pictures. With the exception of those courtesy of the US National Archives or the US Library of Congress, these photographs are a portion of the thousands that I've taken while walking the fields where our ancestors decided the fate of this country. The effort in editing and posting these pictures, although certainly a labor of love, is extremely time consuming. If you wish to use any of the pictures original to the author of this site, please e-mail me with your request and I will respond to you as quickly as possible. Please try to be specific about your intended use. You can view the source for any pictures not original to this author by placing your computer's mouse over the image. Pop-up text will briefly appear with the information.

No one may use any of the original text, pictures, video, short stories, or other types of imagery or presentations on this site in any capacity at any time for sale, resale, profit, or distribution for profit without my expressed, written permission stating the acceptability of and conditions for such use. No one may distribute any of the pictures, video, or images original to the site's author for any purpose, profit or otherwise, without my expressed written permission. Text or pictures used in circumstances not noted above, such as for non-profit educational purposes, should always contain a reference to this site which includes the web address

Thank you very much for visiting. Through this site, I hope to, if in even a small way, spread some of the wonder, awe, honor, and sadness that is our shared past.

Very Respectfully,
Your Obedient Servant

*** If I have included anything on this site that is documented incorrectly or is used improperly due to an existing copyright, please e-mail me and I will correct or remove it immediately. ***

"Conditions for Use" revision history:
Originally posted in 2002. Last revised January 2008.