It's not until September 26, but I am super stoked about receiving an invitation to speak at the 2014 Conference on Illinois History in Springfield. I've never been to Lincoln's home town. Even better, I was asked to speak about Private Louis Martin, who as you can see was seriously injured at the battle of [...]
Civil War Sesquicentennial
The group of students known as "The Committee" which recently published a list of demands regarding the place of Confederate flags and Confederate heritage generally on campus has met with school administrators. While I shared some thoughts about the scope of their demands I believe these students have every right to express their concerns about [...]
The leadership of the Prattville Dragoon Camp of Sons of Confederate Veterans, located just north of Montgomery, Alabama, had a less than successful Confederate Memorial Day commemoration this year. “I think we’re headed for extinction, judging by the crowd,” was the way group chaplain Tom Snowden summed it up. He went on to suggest that, “a [...]
Check out the image accompanying Clint Schemmer's recent essay on upcoming events related to the Civil War in central Virginia in 1864. It's easy to imagine the Army of Northern Virginia with automatic weapons.
This short address by self-proclaimed Southern Nationalist and League of the South member, Harold Crews, came across my YouTube feed this morning. It's actually quite interesting. Crews's argument is straightforward: As a member of the SCV he fully supports the goal of the Confederacy in its bid for independence as a slave-holding nation with white [...]