Like the Confederate Army in '64-'65 the ranks are thinning. I for one have exhausted my area of research with the available materials.
Also like the 150th sesquicentennial commission they had rather stick to the "old politically correct" history than examine any opposing view points or information no matter how well documented. For example the Civil War was about Slavery, and only slavery, period end of story.
Take for example also our most recent legislative secession regarding the bill to protect our monuments. It did not pass out of committee for the SECOND time in four years, because it might protect anything Confederate, or southern. Our Governor took away our Robert E. Lee day, when there, In my opinion, has been no more noble man in recent history. Our State Parks and National Military Parks are the same. Our Arkansas Department of Heritage are more interested in Political Correctness and tourism than they are about Heritage. I don't see why we need them. Maybe they will get consolidated under the Governors new organizational plans.
So for me my research efforts are more for my own education and not so much for distribution to others who would take my study for their own purpose. Am I bitter? Yes.