Portsmouth, Virginia Embraces Its Southern Unionist Heritage

Last week the Portsmouth Historical Commission passed the following resolution honoring Southern Unionists: Whereas the history of the Civil War has at times, understandably but mistakenly, been seen as a battle between regions . . . Whereas in reality the dedication to Union and Emancipation was shared by millions of Americans north and south ….

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Civil War Memory Goes to Yale

This morning I traveled to New Haven, Connecticut to visit with David Blight’s Civil War Memory seminar at Yale.  It was my first time to the campus and I had a wonderful experience.  I had a chance to talk a bit about my research, the blog, and how the Internet is shaping Civil War remembrance. …

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