- Richmond Reflects on its Past
- New Exhibit on Native Guards Opening at African American Military History Museum in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (No, they were not “black Confederates”)
- National Civil War Chaplains Museum Opens at Liberty University (catch the special on really bad Civil War art prints)
- Sean Wilentz reviews Joan Waugh’s new biography/memory study of Ulysses S. Grant at New Republic
- Why Robert E. Lee is the bestest by Paul Greenberg
This Jimmy Kimmel Live skit about the Leno-O’Brien/NBC feud suggests that the Ken Burns-style documentary has become a permanent fixture in our cultural lexicon. Other examples can be found here and here. You will have to look closely, but when they get to photoshopping the famous photograph of Lincoln and McClellan in the tent at Antietam the audio doesn’t match the video. It’s a funny little video. By the way I am Conan supporter all the way.
Interestingly, this film was done in 1982, well before the YouTube Era. You will have to excuse me, but for some reason I find this sort of video to be quite funny. This one clearly reflects the persistence of the “Grant the Drunk” narrative. A more recent video that depicts Grant with bottle can be found here. Enjoy.
This is a deleted scene from the movie, “Gods and Generals”.