Confederate Flags are Gone With the Wind

The horrific shooting of nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina back in June did not spark this public debate about the place of Confederate iconography in public places. Rather, it […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 08/13

All of these books – except the new biography of Dana, which is quite good – are connected to my ongoing research project on Silas Chandler. Jeffrey Amestoy, Slavish Shore: […]

The United States Army’s “Finest Hour”

This is a decidedly unremarkable educational video on the American Civil War until the 5:05 mark. At that point, Colonel Ty Seidule, Professor of History at the United States Military […]

The Confederacy Was Not a Con Job

Over the weekend the Richmond Times-Dispatch published an editorial on the current debate about Confederate iconography by Frank Hyman. It’s an interesting editorial in that it doesn’t fall into any […]