It looks like Gary Gallagher is coming to replace James McPherson as Dimitri’s number one whipping boy. Does anyone out there have any idea at all what point Dimitri is trying to make? I assume this is somehow supposed to be interpreted as a contribution to Civil War historiography. Dimitri could at least include a link to this supposed discussion between Simpson and Gallagher. Very strange indeed.
Another Incoherent Anti-Gallagher Rant
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth
“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History