From Dorm Parent to Anti-Confederate Judge

Last year Mississippi Judge Carlos Moore ordered that the state flag be removed from his courtroom owing to its inclusion of the Confederate flag. In the past few weeks Judge […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 10/20

Update: Last week I received my author copy of Upon the Fields of Battle: Essays on the Military History of America’s Civil War (Louisiana State University Press, 2018) edited by […]

American Presidents on Robert E. Lee

Last night at a political rally in Ohio President Donald Trump veered off into another one of his confusing tangents in American history, specifically the Civil War. The man could […]

From Virginia to Vermont

Just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone at UVA’s Nau Center for Civil War History for hosting me earlier this week. I thoroughly enjoyed talking with their graduate […]

Neo-Confederates Move to Vermont

While everyone else is sharing a few laughs over last night’s Kavanaugh Hearing Cold Open on Saturday Night Live, I wanted to highlight this little gem. Enjoy.  Speaking of […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 09/30

John B. Boles, Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty (Basic Books, 2017). Joan Cashin, War Stuff: The Struggle for Human and Environmental Resources in the American Civil War (Cambridge University Press, […]

Smithsonian Misinterprets Famous Civil War Image

This past week I requested that the famous image of Andrew and Silas Chandler grace the cover of my forthcoming book, Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent […]

Sights and Sounds from Charlottesville

This past Saturday I co-led a tour of Charlottesville’s Confederate monuments with Dr. Jalane Schmidt of UVA. We started at the slave auction marker on Courthouse Square before stopping at […]