Commemorating What May or May Not Have Happened Published: December 2, 2012 10 comments Click here for previous posts on the story of Sgt. Richard R. Kirkland. 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 forthcoming 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. Pre-order your copy today.