Overview of Crater Manuscript

I am at the beginning stages of the final chapter of my book manuscript on postwar commemorations and memory of the Battle of the Crater. The final chapter will bring […]

Peer Review

It’s been an interesting past few months in the area of article preparation. The first is a piece on William Mahone’s postwar political career and its connection to his legacy […]

Don Troiani’s Crater

Don Troiani’s “Mahone’s Counterattack” (Historical Art Prints, 2003) stands in sharp contrast to the early painting by Elder. The attack of the 6th Virginia Infantry figures prominently in both paintings; […]

John Elder’s Crater

This is probably the most famous painting of the Crater and it was completed in 1869 by John Elder. Elder was born in 1833 and studied under Daniel Huntington in […]

Is Heritage History? – Part 2

Just a few follow-up thoughts to some of the comments from yesterday’s post. I am struck by the tendency on the part of some who equate southern history with white […]

My Research

I am currently working on two book-length projects. The first is an analysis of postwar commemorations and memory of the battle of the Crater, which was fought in Petersburg, Virginia […]