Once again, it is my job to bring to your attention various interpretations of the past that reflect how Americans have remembered the Civil War. They take many forms and, yes, some are truly bizarre. Consider the following documentary. Stonewall creates a revisionist / historical parallel between Civil War hero Thomas Stonewall Jackson and the monumental Stonewall riots of New York City. It repositions him as a proud leader in the fight for gay civil rights.
How Did Stonewall Jackson Really Get His Name?
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