The Richmond Howitzers Were Integrated (well, not quite)

A few days ago I referenced another essay by an individual masquerading as a legitimate authority on Civil War history and “black Confederates.”  In the essay, Bernhard Thuersam, who is the executive director of the Cape Fear Historical Institute, makes the ridiculous assertion that the Richmond Howitzers were “an integrated artillery unit.”  Since no references…

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Congratulations to Dan Sutherland

Those of you who attended the meeting of the SCWH in Richmond last month have already heard that Daniel Sutherland has been awarded the inaugural Tom Watson Brown Award for A Savage Conflict: The Decisive Role of Guerrillas in the American Civil War.  The award comes with a cash prize of $50,000.  Not bad.  From…

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Lights…Camera…Action & Black Confederates

This coming Friday I am scheduled to spend the day with a film crew from Eastern Carolina University, which is producing a documentary on the subject of “black Confederates.”  I am excited about my first foray into the world of film and just a little apprehensive about how my commentary will be used.  Still, I…

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