This last week has been pretty busy around here since the governor of Virginia announced his Confederate History Month Proclamation. The number of visitors went through the roof owing to some key hyperlinks from a number of very popular news outlets. To those of you who are new to Civil War Memory I encourage you to take a few minutes to look around. Click here for some background about me and a brief description of the scope of this blog. You can also explore my list of publications and research interests. As for the blog itself you may want to check out the list of Popular Posts in the sidebar as well as the Archives and Categories list. My most popular subjects include “black Confederates,” the Civil War Sesquicentennial, and my ongoing research on William Mahone and the battle of the Crater. Enjoy and welcome.
My focus on the controversy surrounding Confederate History Month resulted in two writing assignments. Today I finished a short editorial for Civil War Times that will appear in the next issue along with contributions from roughly ten others. I’ve also been asked to write a critical review of an essay for The Wilson Quarterly. The essay is titled, “America’s Changeable Civil War” by Christopher Clausen and is right up my alley. How cool is that?