Old Myths Die Hard at Cold Harbor

With all the coverage of the 150th anniversary of Cold Harbor I was surprised by the persistence of two myths that refuse to give way. The first is the story […]

Can Ron Maxwell Kickstart His Movie Career?

Update: As of 06/03 the campaign has passed $9,300. I had a feeling we were talking about a Kickstarter campaign. Five days into his campaign and Ron Maxwell has raised […]

Civil War Soldier’s Skull For Sale

Update: Bidding canceled. Nice to hear that people called in and complained. Seemed like a no-brainer. Yes, you heard that right. Tom Taylor with Estate Auction Company had this to […]

Destination Petersburg 150th

I thought we would never get here, but in roughly two weeks the 150th anniversary of the Petersburg Campaign kicks off. The staff at the Petersburg National Battlefield has put […]

What’s In a Logo?

As many of you know, last year Richmond’s Museum of the Confederacy and American Civil War Center decided to join forces and form one museum. Today the American Civil War […]

“So Foundational to the Country”

The consequences of 250 years of enslavement, of war upon black families and black people, were profound. Like homeownership today, slave ownership was aspirational, attracting not just those who owned […]