Mr. Paul Bretzger talks about his book on Hancock at Gettysburg. Mr. Bretzger is very obviously a devoted admirer of Hancock’s. To Mr. Bretzger his hero can do no wrong. I frankly find presentations like this annoying in the extreme, and this is a prime example. The presentation is devoid of any semblance of objective […]

Here’s novelist Ralph Peters talking about his new fictional account of the Appomattox campaign. You’re not going to get a good historical analysis here, but he’s an entertaining speaker. The video’s description reads, “Ralph Peters talked about his book, Judgement at Appomattox, and described the last maneuvers of Generals Ulysses S. Grant Grant and Robert E. […]

Following the removal of a statue to former U.S. Army colonel and insurrectionist leader Robert E. Lee from Dallas’ Oak Lawn Park, a city task force on confederate monuments is recommending more moves regarding removing monuments and even changing street names. “The group voted to recommend name  changes to five streets tied to Confederate figures. […]

Here’s a panel discussion of authors of recent books from Savas-Beattie publishers. The discussion is a bit uneven at times, but since I’ve seen one book for sure I don’t want to buy it at least is saving money. 😉 The video’s description reads, “Civil War authors talked about how they started writing about their topics, […]

Here’s author Steven LaBarre speaking about the 5th Massachusetts Colored Cavalry, which has a connection to his family. The video’s description reads, “Steven LaBarre talked about the Fifth Massachusetts Colored Cavalry in the Civil War. He described the background of some of the soldiers, the action they saw, and their lives after the war. He also […]

Here’s author Tom McMillan speaking on the subject of his book, Gettysburg natives who fought for the confederacy. This is a fairly good presentation. The video’s description reads, “Tom McMillan talked about Gettysburg natives who fought for the Confederacy. He described the lives of five men who moved south to Virginia in the 1850s, joined […]

Here’s author Robert O’Harrow speaking about Major General Montgomery Meigs, the Union’s Quartermaster General. The video’s description reads, “Robert O’Harrow talked about his book on Montgomery Meigs, Union quartermaster general during the Civil War. Meigs was responsible for supplying Union armies in the field but also developed Washington, D.C.’s infrastructure and built or expanded several national buildings […]