A Holy War Against Wiley Sword?

[Hat-Tip to David Woodbury] This is one of those jaw-dropping stories that makes you wonder about the collective mental stability of our little Civil War community.  Apparently, the John Bell […]

John J. Dwyer’s Black Confederates

It should come as no surprise that Dwyer would emphasize the loyal service of tens of thousands of “black Confederates” – or what he describes as “Forgotten Blacks in Gray” […]

What’s Up With the “M”?

Today was the perfect day to drive to Petersburg and hang out at the Crater.  I try to get down there at least once a year to recharge the batteries […]

Was Michael Jackson a Black Confederate?

If he was it was only temporary given the drastic changes to the color of his skin.  This photograph was taken on Franklin Street in Richmond in 1980.  My wife […]

Richmond Newspapers Assess the Crater

The Richmond Dispatch included a great deal of commentary that referenced the presence of black soldiers in the battle to both warn its readers of possible dangers and as a […]