Bonus Posts on Fredericksburg and the Richard Kirkland Story: Is it True?, Mac Wycoff Responds, Does it Matter? Today is the 150th anniversary of the battle of Fredericksburg. Back in 2008 I delivered the keynote address for the National Park Service's annual commemoration of the battle. In it I reflected on the meaning of the [...]
Click here for previous posts on the story of Sgt. Richard R. Kirkland.
Yesterday Brooks Simpson offered a brief reflection on why he spends time at Civil War battlefields. He also asks of his readers why they visit these places. Back in 2008 I was invited to give the keynote address at the National Park Services's [FSNMP] annual commemoration in Fredericksburg. I took the opportunity to share why [...]
Update #2: I haven't seen any kind of review of the movie in the local Fredericksburg papers, but Michael Aubrecht posted a few comments on his blog. As I stated below, I have not seen the movie, but plan to do so at some point. Regardless of the movie's interpretation I am pleased to read [...]
If you are not reading Mysteries and Conundrums than you are missing one of the most interesting new Civil War blogs to come down the pike in some time. The blog is maintained by the historical staff at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, which is led by John Hennessy. The gang has been [...]