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Civil War Sesquicentennial
Nathan Bedford Forrest made a fortune selling slaves before the war. So, isn’t it fitting that the final act in the changing of the name of Forrest Park in Memphis, […]
Just a quick reminder that I will be speaking in the following places this month. On March 15 I will be speaking, along with Stephen Engel, Gordon Rhea, Eric Wittenberg, […]
It’s easy to be seduced by the latest use of technology in our museums and other historic sites to get across the Civil War experience and the human cost. They […]
Bonus: And don’t forget this Jon Stewart classic from a few years ago. Anyone who believes that American slavery was on the decline on the eve of the Civil War […]
We should not be surprised by the irrational response by a select few to the selection of William T. Sherman as 1864s’ Man of the Year by an audience at […]
No doubt, many will shudder in revulsion after hearing of such an honor. For a select group their anger will overflow with rage when they learn that the title was […]
This little rant starts out over the controversy in Georgia surrounding the sale of SCV vanity license plates, but quickly blossoms into a full-blown interpretation of the Civil War era […]
A couple of days ago an unfortunate incident occurred at the University of Mississippi. Apparently, two men placed a noose and a 2003 Georgia State flag on the James Meredith […]
It’s one of those stories that fires up interest groups on both sides of the Confederate flag debate as well as the mainstream media, which can’t get enough of it. […]
Today is the 150th anniversary of the loss of the Confederate submarine, H.L. Hunley.