Trayvon Martin and Civil War Memory

Outrage over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin last month in Sanford, Florida can now be seen in the form of graffiti on Civil War monuments in New Orleans.  It […]

Lucky Penny

For some reason this just made my day. Paige’s life was dull until the day she planted a penny that magically sprouted her very own Abraham Lincoln. The two quickly […]

Robert K. Krick Defends Lee From Strawmen

I think it’s time for Robert K. Krick to get a new angle.  How much longer do we have to be subjected to vague references of an “anti-Lee” cabal among […]

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 […]

Civil War 150: Mobilizing For War

The latest issue of the Magazine of History will be mailed to subscribers in the coming day and it’s a good one.  This is the second in a series of […]

Sons of Confederate Veterans Dig Up Graves

This is just downright bizarre.  This past weekend in west Raleigh, North Carolina the local SCV dug up and moved the remains of the Holleman brothers, one of who was […]

Growing Up With Lincoln

What kids start out learning about Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and ideally what they should learn by the time they leave high school.