black Confederates

Silas Chandler in Civil War Times

Yesterday I had a chance to read through the final version of the Silas Chandler article for the 50th anniversary of Civil War Times magazine, which will be published in […]

Black Confederates in the Digital Age

Those of you interested in how the evolution of digital technology has transformed the writing and publication of history will want to check out Writing History in the Digital Age, […]

No Mention of Silas Chandler

Thanks to Andy Hall for passing along the following items from Confederate Veteran.  The first is Andrew M. Chandler’s obituary from the July 1920 issue.  It includes a reference to […]

Portraying Silas and Andrew Chandler

For those of you in the Boston area I will be speaking tonight at the North Worcester Civil War Round Table in Leominster. My topic is Silas Chandler and the […]

My Travels With Silas and Andrew Chandler

Welcome to all of you looking for additional information about Silas and Andrew Chandler.  I’ve been writing about the two for a few years now as part of my broader […]

Andrew and Silas Chandler Remained Life Long Friends

The vast majority of black Confederate accounts on the Internet follow a well-worn narrative.  First, we are somehow to believe that servants/slaves volunteered to accompany their owners to war and […]

History Detectives Spins Chandler Investigation

Like many of you, I am looking forward to tomorrow night’s History Detectives segment, which will investigate the story behind the famous tintype of Silas and Andrew Chandler.  At various […]