Impressed Confederate Camp Servants

It’s Black History Month and time one again for Confederate heritage groups like the SCV to push their wild fantasies about thousands of black men fighting along side their ancestors. […]

Colonial Williamsburg Punts on Super Bowl Ad

Update: Colonial Williamsburg’s website is once again featuring the Super Bowl commercial. After intense criticism Colonial Williamsburg has removed its Super Bowl ad from its website as well as its […]

A Reconstruction Reading List

Ask for a book recommendation on Reconstruction and you are likely to get Eric Foner’s masterful synthesis, Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877. It’s still a great place to start, but […]

Crater Book Now Available From Audible

I am pleased to announce that Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder is now available from audible. Jack de Golia did a solid job reading the book, […]

How You Can Become a Civil War Historian

In this short video the Civil War Trust’s Garry Adelman shares his thoughts about ‘becoming a Civil War historian.’ Garry hinted to me last year that he was thinking about […]

Does James Longstreet Deserve a Monument?

This past Wednesday Charles Lane authored an opinion piece for The Washington Post that called for a monument to be erected in New Orleans to Confederate General James Longstreet. The […]