Remembering Confederate Conscription

Given my last post I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that today is the 150th anniversary of the Confederate Conscription Act, which made  all white males between the […]

Visualizing Emancipation

This is one of those days when I desperately wish I was in the classroom teaching my course on the American Civil War.  Yesterday the Digital Scholarship Lab at the […]

Robert E. Lee’s Reflection

It’s been some time since we had fun with Civil War artists.  This is Mort Kunstler’s newest print, titled “Lee’s Great Decision.”  I’ve been looking at this for the past […]

Steer Us To the Promised Land, Bubba

Bubba Watson winning this year’s Masters tournament may be just the boost that Confederate heritage folks are looking for.  Watson is the proud owner of the iconic General Lee from […]

For the Sake of Serenity

I think Gary Gallagher makes a pretty good case for why black soldiers were not present at the Grand Review in Washington D.C. in May 1865.  He argues that their […]

Some Thoughts About Indexing

Thanks to those of you who offered suggestions on how to go about indexing a book.  Yesterday I finished with a first pass over the manuscript.  While I certainly have […]