Quick Thought About the Confederate Flag Controversy in Lexington

I’ve taken a little time this morning to check out the responses surrounding the Confederate flag in Lexington, Virginia.  I am struck by the over-the-top/vitriolic nature of much of what is being posted around the Internet.  Blanket generalizations are being issued about what motivated the city council as well as emotional statements promising never to…

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Under Construction

Just a quick note for those of you who may have been just a bit confused when logging onto Civil War Memory today.  You will notice that the blog is no longer the default landing page.  I am beginning to think of Civil War Memory as more than just a blog.  It’s still the core…

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Welcome Encyclopedia Virginia

With the addition of the VFH’s Encyclopedia Virginia to my list of advertisers I’ve sold just about every ad space available apart from two 125×125 slots in the right sidebar. EV is the most reliable online encyclopedia for Virginia history and it is still a work-in-progress. The Civil War selections are under the editorial supervision…

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Dear National Geographic,

No, I will not feature your content on my site for free. Spend a few minutes on the National Geographic website and count the number of advertisements that they feature.  Does anyone believe for a minute that they would seriously consider featuring the content of one of these companies for free?  It’s absurd to even…

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Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc.

Many of you have no doubt noticed the new banner advertisement in the header.  I couldn’t be more pleased to host an ad for the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago.  I had the opportunity to visit the store a few years ago and I hope to visit again at some point soon to take…

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