Update: A must read post by Robert Moore at Cenantua's Blog. This morning one of my readers asked me to clarify my thoughts about a recent post on Sherman and those who claim to be victims of his army's actions in Georgia and the Carolinas. This reader's email reflects not only the post itself but [...]
As a quick follow-up to yesterday's post on Sherman and Civil War memory I thought it might be helpful to cite a passage from William G. Thomas's new book, The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America. No image of Georgia in 1864 is more iconic than that of Sherman's [...]
In addition to giving a talk on how to teach Civil War monuments in Charleston for the Civil War Trust, I also took part in a panel discussion in which participants could ask anything that was on their mind. Some of the participants submitted their questions beforehand. One participant asked what war crimes William Tecumseh [...]
During a Q&A panel that I took part in for the Civil War Trust's Annual Teacher Institute in Charleston an audience member asked us to speculate on whether official recognition of the Confederate states by a European nation would have helped their cause. My response began by pointing out that even if some kind of [...]
"Fourth Minnesota Regiment Entering Vicksburg" (July 4, 1863) by Francis D. Millet (1846-1912) - This painting is in the Minnesota Historical Society Collections.