In the Name of Confederate Heritage

Update: Susan Hathaway finally responds to this incident. Barring any major development I think it’s time to move beyond this story involving the Virginia Flaggers and their unsubstantiated account of […]

Oh, For the Presence of Stonewall Jackson

Tomorrow is the 150th anniversary of Stonewall Jackson’s death.  What follows is a short essay I originally intended for my column at the Atlantic.  Unfortunately, my regular editor is out […]

Rand Paul’s False Civil War Memory

Well, I guess you have to give the guy credit for taking the time yesterday to visit Howard University and engage students in a little politics and history.  I was […]

Three Days of Talks and Not a Shot Fired

This weekend I am attending a conference hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society called “Massachusetts and the Civil War: The Commonwealth and National Disunion.”  Last night John Stauffer gave the […]