Civil War Memory Syllabus

This coming trimester I will be teaching two sections of a course I am calling Civil War Memory. This is the first time that I’ve taught an elective course on […]

The Anatomy of a Commemorative Talk (continued)

Yesterday, I briefly touched on some of my concerns surrounding a commemorative talk that I am scheduled to deliver in December for the anniversary of the battle of Fredericksburg. Part […]

The Anatomy of a Commemorative Talk

I don’t mind admitting that I am just a little nervous about the upcoming commemorative speech that I will give in Fredericksburg on December 14.  I’ve never delivered such a […]

Scalawag of the Month

I am honored to accept this distinguished award from the good people at The First Freedom. Unfortunately, if it were not for one of my readers I would not have […]

Good News: Someone in the SCV Understands

“You have a situation where we’ve let other people define us, and in the past haven’t spoken out as strongly as we should about other groups who have usurped the […]

Mike Gorman on Battlefield Interpretation

I received this thoughtful comment on the old Typepad site from NPS historian, Mike Gorman and decided to feature it as its own post. Mike works at the Richmond National […]

Is This a Serious Publisher?

I just finished perusing through McFarland’s catalog which arrived today in the mail.  As I was going through the Civil War section I came across this gem of a title, […]

I’ll Take It

Looks like Brag Bowling and the SCV are going to look elsewhere for a home for their statue of Jefferson Davis and Jim Limber.  I reported on this story a […]