Poor Bill Taylor

A few days ago I offered a few speculative words about the names of deserters that litter the letters of Captain John Christopher Winsmith of the 5th South Carolina Infantry.  […]

John C. Winsmith Names Names

One of the things that I find particularly interesting about Winsmith’s letters home is the attention he gives to reporting on the conduct and overall well being of his men.  […]

Gettysburg 1963

Those of you in the Richmond area should make it a point to check out Ray Carver’s one-man show, “Gettysburg 1963” which will premier at the Gayton Kirk Presbyterian Church […]

Voices of the Civil War

I would love to see more museums and other historical institutions use social media to share lessons learned from visitors.  Here are two short interviews with participants, who attended a […]