Defining Black Union Soldiers

One of the most frustrating aspects of the black Confederate debate is the tendency on the part of a select few to warp the definition of a soldier to a […]

Dear National Geographic,

No, I will not feature your content on my site for free. Spend a few minutes on the National Geographic website and count the number of advertisements that they feature.  […]

A Civil War Proclamation For All Virginians

By now many of you have had the opportunity to digest Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell’s proclamation designating April as Civil War History in Virginia Month.  I wanted to take a […]

Civil War History in Virginia Month

[commentary to follow] WHEREAS, the month of April is most closely associated with Virginia’s pivotal role in the American Civil War; it was in April 1861 that Virginia seceded from […]

Confederates Need Not Apply

One of my readers pointed me to an interesting public commemoration of the Civil War that is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on the weekend of April 16.  […]

Token Confederates

Unfortunately, today I stumbled upon the new line of Dixie Outfitters t-shirts.  I was particularly impressed with their emphasis on the Confederacy’s diversity.  It was also interesting to see who […]