Today seems like a good day for a road trip, so in about an hour I will head on out to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley to the New Market Battlefield. I’ve passed the battlefield a number of times, but have never taken the opportunity to visit. In the meantime enjoy this Andy Griffith classic.
Barney on the Emancipation Proclamation
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth
“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History