Farewell to Paul Reber

I am incredibly sad to report the news of the death of Paul Reber. Paul was fatally injured yesterday in a cycling accident in Westmoreland County, Virginia. As many of […]

Reading List for ‘The North’s Civil War’

I am getting close to finalizing the reading list for my research seminar at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, which I will teach this coming fall semester. The seminar […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library 07/23

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me (Spiegel and Grau, 2015). Elizabeth A. De Wolfe, The Murder of Mary Bean and Other Stories (Kent State University Press, 2010). Harold Holzer […]

Witness the End of Sons of Confederate Veterans

Consider the following evidence. Evidence A Gary Feis, a contractor from North Carolina on a week-long tour of Virginia battlefields, wore a camouflage cap embroidered with the flag and the […]

Charging Forward

Things have quieted down to the point where I can finally get back to some serious work. To ensure that I get out of the house I renewed my membership […]

Visualizing Charleston’s Memorial Landscape

It is somewhat amusing to listen to people who have suddenly awoken to the fact that there are monuments to Confederate politicians, generals and common soldiers in their own communities. […]