Civil War Sesquicentennial

A Headmaster’s Civil War Memory

Last month the headmaster of a middle school in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania took some time from the day to talk with his students about the significance of April 1865. What do…

Are Texas Confederates Heroes?

This week the Texas House Committee on Culture, Tourism and Recreation held a public forum on legislation that would remove “Confederate Heroes Day” and create a new holiday called, “Civil…

The Death Knell of Confederate Heritage

Despite Politico’s recent claim that “the Confederacy Still Lives” it is, in fact, in full retreat. Confederate flags are being removed from public places and holidays honoring Confederate generals are…

For Mr. Lincoln

1 When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d, And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night, I mourn’d, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.…