Robert E. Lee

What Is Lee Thinking?

I appreciate the recent comments on memory and R.E. Lee  as I am working to complete an essay on how the Civil War, and the Confederacy in particular, is taught…

Celebrating Lee

I apologize for the numerous posts about Robert E. Lee our perceptions of Robert E. Lee.  In addition to having to rewrite parts of the Crater manuscript this summer I…

Clyde Broadway’s “Trinity”

One of the most effective and enjoyable ways of studying Civil War memory is by looking at the various images produced at different times.  I tend to look at images…

Gallagher’s Lee

As many of you know I teach a Civil War seminar. The class is structured around two components, including research on the Valley of the Shadow as well as roundtable…

Civil War Enthusiasm

Why is it the case that a large percentage of people who claim to have had an alien abduction experience live in the West? At the same time, why is…