Following in the footsteps of a few of my fellow bloggers with a short post on items from the past week that for one reason or another didn’t warrant a full post.
- Caroline Janney’s, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation, won the Museum of the Confederacy’s 2013 Jefferson Davis Award. You can check out my VMHB review here, but needless to say the honor is well deserved. Congrats, Carrie! Also nice to see that Liz Varon’s, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War, was given an Honorable Mention.
- Three students were expelled from San Jose State University for harassing an African-American student. That harassment included the hanging of a Confederate flag in the dormitory.
- A Wisconsin Democrat thought it was a good idea to dress up as a Confederate soldier and accuse state Republicans of racism. Thankfully he decided not to proceed with handing out KKK hoods.
- Check out the opening ceremony, which featured a keynote address by James I. Robertson. Photographs from Facebook can be found here.
- The Civil War Trust transferred 50 acres of land at Saunders Field to the National Park Service.
- Craig Swain looks for Grant’s Headquarters in Culpeper, Virginia.
- Clint Schemmer writes about the NPS’s new Visitor Center at Chancellorsville.
- The story of the 10th Massachusetts at the Wilderness.