My Travels With Silas and Andrew Chandler

Welcome to all of you looking for additional information about Silas and Andrew Chandler.  I’ve been writing about the two for a few years now as part of my broader […]

Andrew and Silas Chandler Remained Life Long Friends

The vast majority of black Confederate accounts on the Internet follow a well-worn narrative.  First, we are somehow to believe that servants/slaves volunteered to accompany their owners to war and […]

History Detectives Spins Chandler Investigation

Like many of you, I am looking forward to tomorrow night’s History Detectives segment, which will investigate the story behind the famous tintype of Silas and Andrew Chandler.  At various […]

Some Thoughts About the ASALH

As I wait for my flight back to Boston I wanted to share a little bit about my experience this weekend in Richmond at the ASALH.  First and foremost, I […]

ASALH 2011

It’s really nice to be back in Virginia, even if it is just for a few days.  I started the day off with a morning run along the beautiful Canal […]

Then Buster Kilrain Arrived…

This is what happens when you bring together the University of Maryland’s School of Business and the Gettysburg Foundation.  Additional tours explore the Crater and the challenges associated with hostile […]

Honoring Silas Chandler’s Memory

Next week PBS’s History Detectives will air an episode on the famous image of Andrew and Silas Chandler.  We anticipate that this episode will help to correct some of the […]

No, The Civil War Really Was About Slavery

[Hat-tip to Brett Holman] This video has been up on YouTube for a couple of days, but for some reason I didn’t bother to listen.  Thanks to Brett for passing […]

Civil War Remembrance 2.0

Fifty years ago Americans emerged from the Civil War Centennial with a collective narrative that fit neatly into a pervasive Cold War culture.  Though slightly bloodied and bruised this narrative […]