Civil War Art

Mark Twain: Lost Cause Art Critic

With the help of my book credits earned through Amazon’s affiliate program I recently purchased The Civil War and American Art. It’s incredible.  While I enjoy looking at art, I […]

Don Troiani’s Black Confederate Soldier

I do enjoy perusing the Confederate Heritage Facebook pages.  The topic of black Confederates is a favorite among these folks. Many of the images and other references are new to […]

A Civil War Crossroads (May 1, 1863)

Frederick Chapman’s (1818-1891) painting, “The Battle of Chancellorsville” (1865) is not an easy image to come by on the Internet.  Information about the artist is just as difficult to nail […]

Clean Up This Damn Mess

It’s another one of those slow days here at Civil War Memory, but I didn’t want Robert E. Lee’s birthday to pass without showing due respect.  With that in mind […]

The Civil War in Art

I’ve spent the past few hours browsing through an incredible website that focuses on Civil War art.  The website is called The Civil War in Art: Teaching and Learning Through […]

The Civil War (orange-crate style)

Today I came across the art of Ben Sakoguchi.   Much of his work fits into his Orange Crate Label series. The 67-year-old Sakoguchi recalls seeing the labels on crates outside […]

Servant or Soldier?

While modern day Lost Cause advocates of the black Confederate myth overwhelmingly refer to these men as soldiers, their preferred narrative falls right out of a late nineteenth-century fascination with […]

At the Heart of the Black Confederate Narrative

Here is a very, very rough excerpt from the introduction to Searching for Black Confederates in History and Memory: At one level the fight over the black Confederate narrative is […]

Willie Tarver’s Lee

Willie Tarver, of Wadley, made concrete gravemarkers in the mid-1960s before moving to large-scale concrete and metal figurative sculptures. Tarver’s sense of humor is visible in works like Cap Lee […]