“Yours For Liberty”

[Thanks to Vicki Betts] Vicki found this document during her research into the Confederate Citizens and Business File in Footnote.com.  This particular letter struck her as important and decided to […]

Black Confederates Uncovered

It looks like an elite unit of black Confederate soldiers was indeed trained during the war.  Enjoy.  In all seriousness, if you want to follow a very interesting line of […]

John C. Winsmith’s Black Confederate

As many of you know I am in the beginning stages of a book-length project on the subject of black Confederates.  While much of my blogging has centered on countering […]

Acquisitions, 11/13

Benjamin G. Cloyd, Haunted by Atrocity: Civil War Prisons in American Memory (Making the Modern South) (Louisiana State University Press, 2010). Michael Bernath, Confederate Minds: The Struggle for Intellectual Independence […]

“The Geography of Emancipation”

I was unable to attend the most recent biennial meeting of the Society of Civil War Historians back in June so I missed the keynote address by Gary Gallagher and […]

I Don’t Like This Word

The University of Mississippi Press was kind enough to send along a review copy of James Loewen’s and Ed Sebesta’s new book, The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The “Great Truth” […]