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: […]

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, […]

Civil War 101

I decided to follow up Thursday’s post on the debate in the Fredericksburg paper regarding the cause of the war. This is a great example of the sloppiness that passes […]

The Fall of Richmond

It wasn’t too long ago that the statue of Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad placed in Richmond at the Tredegar Museum caused such a rucous. The argument from the […]

Race and Reunion

I just finished a fascinating discussion with my Civil War class on an article written by David Blight and published in North and South Magazine. The article is an overview […]