Oh, For the Presence of Stonewall Jackson

Tomorrow is the 150th anniversary of Stonewall Jackson’s death.  What follows is a short essay I originally intended for my column at the Atlantic.  Unfortunately, my regular editor is out […]

How I Fooled David Blight

Update: I’ve sold two copies of the book in the past hour. I guess there is no such thing as a negative review. 🙂 I have to say that I […]

A Brief Word About Clio’s Conscience

There doesn’t seem to be any let up in the number and range of Civil War memory studies published or soon to be published this year.  As someone who has […]

Weary Clyburn Redux

Dear Mr. Vanderburg, Thanks for taking the time to read yesterday’s post and for your comments. As I stated in my response this is a subject that I’ve written and […]

What Happens When Your USCT Unit Disbands

Today Cleveland.com [associated with the Cleveland Plain Dealer] is running a textbook example of how the myth of the Black Confederate soldier is spread.  Start off with what appears to […]