A Reminder of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Greatest Battlefield Defeat

Earlier this week a settlement was reached in Selma, Alabama surrounding a monument to Nathan Bedford Forrest. You can read the story here. Whether the photographer intended to or not, the accompanying image serves as a reminder that regardless of the battles that Forrest may have won during the Civil War, ultimately, he lost. And…

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Review of Caroline Janney’s Remembering the Civil War

Here is my review of Caroline Janney’s book, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation, which will appear in the next issue of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (pp. 389-90). It goes without saying that I highly recommend this book. In 2001, David Blight published Race and Reunion: The Civil…

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