On Monday Virginia State Congressman Creigh Deeds decided to say a few words in recognition of Lee-Jackson Day. It's quite funny. I would love to know what the two ladies seen in the video were thinking.
I thought we had run through all the talks and panels from the 2012 Civil War Institute, but it looks like I overlooked Peter Carmichael's excellent talk on military executions in Stonewall Jackson's command. This talk is based on an essay that Pete published some time ago in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography [...]
I've caught bits and pieces of the Museum of the Confederacy's "Person of the Year: 1862" symposium on CSPAN-3. It's an entertaining event for the children of the Civil War Centennial. The historians in charge of nominating this year include Robert K. Krick, David Blight, James McPherson, Jack Mountcastle, and Emory Thomas. The historians selected [...]
[H/T to W.D. Carlson, who emailed this video with the subject line: "God Bless Lee and Jackson and God Bless Dixie"] I am ashamed to admit that in my ten years as a resident of Charlottesville, Virginia I never made the time to attend a Lee-Jackson Day parade. Lexington is a beautiful city with an [...]
ATTENTION: COMMENTS ON THIS POST ARE CLOSED. NO ADDITIONAL COMMENTS WILL BE APPROVED. I came across a playful, but thoughtful comment this morning from one of Ta-Nahesi Coates's readers, who goes by the name, Alabama_Girl. Here is an excerpt from the comment: The other day I went through the last books left on the shelves [...]