Happy Birthday R. E. Lee, But Thank God Ya Lost Published: January 19, 2012 10 comments In other news, the U.S. National Slavery museum is hoping to get back on track in light of its financial problems. [Image by Zach Franzen] About the author: Thank you for taking the time to read this post. What next? Scroll down and join the discussion in the comments section. Looking for more Civil War content? You can follow me on Twitter. Check out my latest book, Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, which is the first book-length analysis of the black Confederate myth ever published. Order your copy today.