Gettysburg Bound

After three straight days of end-of-the-year faculty meetings I am very much looking forward to a long and quiet drive tomorrow morning to the annual Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. This is my third year taking part in the conference as a member of the faculty. It’s been an incredible experience and I want to once again thank Peter Carmichael and the rest of the staff for the honor of being asked to participate.  [click to continue…]

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Soldiering the Army of Northern Virginia

Here is a fairly recent interview with Joe Glatthaar about his latest book, Soldiering in the Army of Northern Virginia: A Statistical Portrait of the Troops Who Served under Robert E. Lee, which is the companion book to his massive study of the Army of Northern Virginia. Glatthaar touches on a number of things, including the number of deaths in the Civil War, desertion, and the army’s connection to slavery.

[Uploaded to YouTube on June 17, 2014]

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Pic of the Day

This week the physical process of changing the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest to Westside High School began in Jacksonville, Florida.

Nathan Bedford Forrest High School

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Have You Seen This Virginia Flagger Cap?

Let’s hope this story has a happy ending for all parties involved. [click to continue…]

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Confederate Defeat and the Lost Cause

Not much going on today, but I did want to pass on a short video produced by the Florida Humanities Council that explores Confederate defeat and the evolution of the Lost Cause. It hits all the main points and is ideal for classroom use.

[Uploaded to YouTube on October 4, 2013]

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