Earlier this week I shared the story of the Black Tennessee mayor who met with the local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans to sign a…
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Imagine if one of the first things we acknowledged about the Confederate army, when it entered Pennsylvania in the summer of 1863, is that it included…
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What was the president of the American Historical Association thinking? On Tuesday James Sweet published what can only be described as a hit piece on…
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The other day on twitter I was asked if it is worth watching Ken Burns’s documentary, The Civil War, which aired on PBS in 1990. In recent years, the…
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Monuments honoring Confederate general Robert E. Lee may have come down in Virginia, but the state board of education under Republican governor Glenn…
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This weekend I learned through the grapevine that the Congressional Commission, charged with all “Department of Defense items that commemorate the…
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On Wednesday I deactivated my twitter account. I started using twitter roughly 12 years ago, but it wasn’t until around 2016 that it became my primary…
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On this day in 1863 United States soldiers successfully defended Cemetery Ridge against a final assault by Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia at…
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Col. Robert Gould Shaw attended his final Fourth of July celebration exactly two weeks before leading the men of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer…
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Earlier this week Georgia Republican representative Marjorie Taylor Greene demonstrated her ignorance of Civil War history while walking the Chickamauga…
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Your comments are valued and always welcome by me. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal from the thoughtful comments that have been left here. I…
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Next Sunday I head to Washington, D.C. for a five-day teacher workshop on the history of Reconstruction and Civil War memory at Ford’s Theatre. Of all…
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