…but it may take me some time to sort through it all. Had a great time in Gettysburg this weekend. I was challenged intellectually. I caught up with old friends and even made a few new ones. It’s the kind of weekend that leaves you exhausted, but rejuvenated and ready to tackle new projects. For [...]
Civil War Culture
This will probably be the last post I write before I put together my final thoughts as an introduction to the panel on interpreting USCTs at Civil War sites that I will be moderating on Saturday at Gettysburg College. I am still thinking about Carole Emberton’s essay, which I briefly touched on a few days [...]
I’m not sure what to make of this one. I want to say that this is Vlade Divac, but I can’t be sure. What do you think? OK, so it’s not Divac. Either way it’s pretty hilarious.
Without a doubt my favorite Civil War site over the past few years has been The New York Time’s Disunion column edited by Clay Risen. Clay has done a fabulous job of publishing thought-provoking essays by scholars and non-scholars alike that both entertain and educate. The essays cover a broad range of topics and even [...]
In his report to the SCV’s National Leadership Conference Adjutant-in-Chief Steve Ritchie noted the following: Adjutant Ritchie then announced what he claimed would be a controversial fact, that there is no national constitutional requirement for proof of lineage/descent from a Confederate veteran for membership in the SCV. The membership packet required at national SCV headquarters includes [...]
This young man seems to be quite convinced that the war was not about slavery. I am going to have to go back and review everything I’ve read. Warning: This video contains profanity.
Update: Leave it to Ta-Nehisi Coates to remind us of just how silly this project actually is. Anti-Neo-Confederate crusader Edward Sebesta is best known for his push to petition President Obama to cease sending a wreath to the Confederate memorial at Arlington as well as his claim that the Museum of the Confederacy is mired [...]
What follows is James Southard’s interpretation of his video.