Marching For King

This photograph was taken in Brooksville, Florida in 1989.  The caption reads: “Their backs turned to the Confederate memorial, more than 500 people rally in Brooksville before stepping off for […]

Family Guy’s Lee Logs

I just turned off the Patriots – Ravens game and headed on over to Family Guy, where I caught this little gem. Consider it bonus Lee-Jackson Day material

Robert E. Lee: The Last Best Hope of Earth

Leave it to Lee-Jackson Day to bring out the crazies. According to Henry Kidd, Robert E. Lee saved this country by agreeing to surrender the Army of Northern Virginia at […]

If Slaves Had Guns

Seriously, I am all for an honest debate about gun control and the Second Amendment, but this isn’t it.  There is something incredibly disturbing behind the assumption that Martin Luther […]

Editing the Winsmith Papers

My recent work on camp servants has finally brought me back to the letters of John Christopher Winsmith, which I initially planned on editing for publication way back in 2006.  […]

Clean Up This Damn Mess

It’s another one of those slow days here at Civil War Memory, but I didn’t want Robert E. Lee’s birthday to pass without showing due respect.  With that in mind […]

Christian McWhirter on Taking Lincoln and Django Seriously

I’ve been thinking about the gulf between the public’s response to Spielberg’s Lincoln and Tarrantino’s Django Unchained and the overall commentary coming from professional historians and other public intellectuals.  I’ve […]