Review of Linda Barnickel’s Milliken’s Bend

This morning The Civil War Monitor published my review of Linda Barnickel’s new book, Milliken’s Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory. The past few decades have witnessed […]

Remembering Louis Martin

A couple of years ago Mike Musick – who as many of you know was for a long time the go-to guy for anything Civil War related at the National […]

Silas Chandler Redux

You didn’t really think that I would allow the publication of a column on Silas Chandler in The New York Times to pass without comment, did ya? Thanks to Ronald […]

The Civil War Is Our History

Many of you know that I have a personal connection to 9-11. I lost a cousin on that horrific day. It should come as no surprise that I care very […]

Potential Black Confederates

Thanks to Dr. Michael R. Bradley who reached out to me yesterday to share some information he has collected about the 25th Tennessee Infantry which enlisted in Tullahoma, TN, in […]

Why Confederate Camp Servants

The most recent issue of The Civil War Monitor contains a letter-to-the-editor about a recent essay of mine on Confederate camp servants [Spring 2013]. From Mr. John H. Whitfield: While […]

Why Teach the Civil War

One of the museums that I visited last week was the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Maryland. I didn’t have many expectations going in, but overall I […]