A Blistering Review

Like many of you I’ve read John Keegan’s Face of Battle (1976) and can appreciate the contribution it made to the historiography of military history and its influence on countless […]

Jim Limber Kidnapped and Brought to Beauvoir

It looks like Gary Casteel’s statue of Jefferson Davis holding hands with his biological son and “adopted” son, Jim Limber, has found a new home at Beauvoir.  You may remember […]

Is Civil War News Reporting the News?

Update: Eric Jacabson reports that no service records can be found for the Tennessee men listed below.  Can’t say that I am surprised. Well, I guess if that simply means […]

Civil War Memory Through Film

Iam in the process of finalizing my elective for the next trimester, which begins after we return from Thanksgiving break.  It’s a course that I am calling Civil War Memory.  […]

South Park Reenacts the Civil War

Episode Summary for The Red Badge of Gayness: “Cartman has visions of glory as he suits up for the Confederacy in the annual reenactment of a Civil War battle, and […]

Arlington House, Public History, and Tourism

I am working to finish up an essay on Robert E. Lee’s Arlington House for a collection of essays on Southern Tourism edited by Karen Cox.  The tentative title is, […]

Ulysses S. Grant in Command

While looking through some “sexually explicit” images related to the Civil War I came across this interesting collection by artist, Justine Lai.  The artist is based in San Francisco.  Lai […]