Remembering Lincoln

As many of you know yesterday was the Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. I recently reread Frederick Douglass’s oration delivered at the unveiling of the Freedmen’s Monument in memory […]

Is Heritage History? – Part 2

Just a few follow-up thoughts to some of the comments from yesterday’s post. I am struck by the tendency on the part of some who equate southern history with white […]

Is Heritage History?

Let me start out by saying that I expect to be bulldozed in responses to this post. I recently attended a roundtable discussion hosted by the University of Richmond and […]

Ken Noe’s Perryville

In yesterday’s post I failed to mention two of my favorite battlefield studies of recent years. The first is George Rable’s, Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg! and the second is Ken Noe’s, Perryville: […]

Teaching Gettysburg

My Civil War class begins a three-day discussion of Gettysburg tomorrow. I never feel comfortable teaching Gettysburg. Actually, I rarely feel completely comfortable teaching anything related to battlefield tactics and […]

E-Article on the Valley of the Shadow

Just a quick follow-up to yesterday’s post on the Valley of the Shadow. You may be interested in an article based on the Valley project written by Ed Ayers and […]

My Research

I am currently working on two book-length projects. The first is an analysis of postwar commemorations and memory of the battle of the Crater, which was fought in Petersburg, Virginia […]

Valley of the Shadow

No doubt many of you are familiar with the Valley of the Shadow, which is an online database created by Edward L. Ayers and maintained by the University of Virginia’s, […]