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 [...]
Civil War Culture
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.
What follows are a few thoughts in response to the position papers of my fellow panelists, who will join me next week at Gettysburg College to talk about how we interpret the USCT experience on our Civil War battlefields. It’s a bit rough, but it should give you an idea of some of the things [...]
I got a kick out of this short editorial by Kevin Cullen in Danville, Illinois, who recently went looking for information about an ancestor that served in the Confederate army. For years, I imagined Private Cullen riding a magnificent stallion, attacking the Yanks with his saber, carbine and Colt. In my mind’s eye, he wore gauntlets, [...]