Welcome to my personal website. It’s hard to believe that I have been blogging here at Civil War Memory for over ten years. In addition to the blog you can explore my work as a historian, educator and advocate for professional development for history teachers. If you love American history...


Online Articles

Over the past decade I have written for numerous magazines, including Civil War Times and The Civil War Monitor. You can also find my articles at the History News Network, Common-place, We're History, The New York Times and the Atlantic. I currently maintain a fairly regular column at The Daily Beast, where I write about the Civil War in historical memory and contemporary culture.

Upcoming Talks in 2016

February 24

Book Talk and Signing: “Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder”- Host: Civil War Round Table of Central Massachusetts Where: Holden Senior Cen­ter, 1130 Main Street, Holden, MA When: 7 PM on February 24, 2016.

March 16

Talk: "The History & Memory of the Confederate Battle Flag" Host: Rhode Island Civil War Round Table Where: Sprague Mansion, 1351 Cranston Street, Cranston, RI 02920 When: March 16, 2016

April 18

“Searching For Silas Chandler and the Myth of the Black Confederate Soldier,” Lenawee County Civil War Roundtable, Adrian, MI