I found this essay by Professor Robert S. McElvaine about how the Right uses fake history. “It is often said that history is a story told by the winners. It might be more accurate to say that those who tell their story as history and get others to believe it thereby make themselves the winners. […]

Here’s Ranger Karlton Smith giving a winter lecture on the future Commodore George Dewey of Manila Bay and his participation in the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “This program will explore the Civil War career of future admiral and victor of Manila Bay George Dewey. Join Ranger Karlton Smith and track Dewey’s experiences from […]

This is a terrific conversation between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Hampton Newsome, about Mr. Newsome’s excellent book, Gettysburg’s Southern Front.

We begin this week’s installment of our look at the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage with this article from Alabama. “A set of bills pre-filed for the Alabama Legislature’s upcoming session would end two holidays honoring Confederate leaders and add holidays for Juneteenth and Election Day. The four bills were all pre-filed by Rep. Chris […]

Here’s Ranger Troy Harman with the first winter lecture of the Gettysburg Natioal Military Park’s 2023 Winter Lecture Series, a presentation on confederate reconnaissance of Culp’s Hill. The video’s description reads, “Did the Southern Army investigate Culp’s Hill before attacking it? It is imagined the Southern Army attacked Culp’s Hill for two days without knowing […]

Here’s Jeff Wert at Pamplin Park giving an excellent talk on the battle of Cedar Creek. The video’s description reads, “Historian Jeffry Wert discussed how U.S. Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan utterly defeated Confederates at the Civil War Battle of Cedar Creek. The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia, hosted this event.” https://www.c-span.org/video/?523790-4/national-museum-civil-war-soldier-battle-cedar-creek

In this video from a conference at Pamplin Park, Gary Ecelbarger gives an excellent presentation on the Battle of Atlanta. The video’s description reads, “Historian Gary Ecelbarger discussed the Civil War Battle of Atlanta which precipitated the downfall of the Confederacy. The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia, hosted this event.” https://www.c-span.org/video/?523790-3/national-museum-civil-war-soldier-battle-atlanta

This is David Kent, president of the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia, talking about Lincoln and his interest in science. The video’s description reads, “Scientist and Abraham Lincoln historian David Kent talked about the 16th president’s interests in science and technology from farm science to patent cases to advances in warfare. Mr. Kent is president of the […]

Here’s Stewart Bennett at Pamplin Park giving a pretty good presentation on the battle of Brice’s Crossroads, a famous victory for Nathan Bedford Forrest’s command. The video’s description reads, “Historian Stewart Bennett discussed the Civil War Battle of Brice’s Crossroads, a significant victory for Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest that proved costly for Confederates […]

Here’s Frank O’Reilly, the Chief Historian at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, giving an excellent presentation on the Battle of Fredericksburg. The video’s description reads, “Historian Frank O’Reilly discussed one of the most one-sided battles of the Civil War, the first battle of Fredericksburg & Marye’s Heights. The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in […]

We begin this week’s look at the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage with this article from Manatee County, Florida. “Manatee County officials will table a discussion scheduled for Tuesday over plans to resurrect a controversial monument honoring confederate soldiers. The postponement will give commissioners an opportunity to consider alternative locations for the monument. Although options […]