Ten Years Ago Today…

I made the best decision of my life and married the most beautiful woman in the world.

Robert E. Lee on Robert H. Milroy or Emancipation

I am really sorry to have missed last weekend’s “Years of Anguish” event in Fredericksburg organized by John Hennessy and including Gary Gallagher, Peter Carmichael, and Jeff McClurken.  Apparently, at […]

The Historiography of Virginia, 1861

One of the projects that I am currently working on is a historiographical piece for the Blackwell Companion to the U.S. Civil War edited by Aaron Sheehan-Dean and published by […]

The Confederate Flag Belongs To Rev. G.V. Clark

Rev. G.V. Clark of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Austin testifies before the Texas DMV board of directors against a Confederate flag license plate sponsored by the Sons of Confederate […]

Flagging a Symbol Into Oblivion

Here is another story concerning the public display of the Confederate flag, this time in the former capital of the Confederacy of Richmond, Virginia.  A small, but dedicated group is […]

Looking For 15 Minutes of Fame?

Slap on a Confederate t-shirt for school and when the authorities tell you to remove it claim that your right to celebrate your heritage is being violated.  The mainstream media […]

Should Ford’s Theatre Sell Billo’s Book?

Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site in Washington, D.C. has decided not to sell the bestselling book, Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.  The decision was made following a […]

Are License Plates Confederately Correct?

It should come as no surprise that the Sons of Confederate Veterans attributes yesterday’s unanimous decision by the Texas DMV as another attack on Confederate symbols and “Southern Heritage” more […]

Texas Says NO

The plate was rejected unanimously by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.  Read the story here.