Here’s Ranger Philip Brown on a battle walk following Pettigrew’s Brigade during the July 3, 1863 Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge.

Surveillance video shows two white men placing four confederate flags around Ebenezer Baptist Church, famous as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s church. Story here and here. As usual, racists attempting to intimidate African-Americans use their go-to symbol, the confederate rag. It’s a heritage of hate, after all.

Today, July 31, is World Ranger Day, a day set aside to honor park rangers around the world who were injured or killed in the line of duty. Please take a moment to reflect and appreciate folks like this guy: Roy Sullivan holds the Guinness World Record for number of times struck by lightning and […]

Aloha, friends. To get us into the Aloha Spirit, here’s some IZ: You pick the topic today. What should we talk about?

This is John Coski’s excellent book on the battle flag. I read it some years ago, and with recent events I thought it would be good to log a summary here on the blog. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the issues surrounding the battle flag. Coski is an excellent historian […]

Mr. Gene Barr, a member of the National Civil War Museum’s Board of Directors, appeared on Radio Smart Talk, a local talk show on WITF, the Harrisburg public radio station. You can listen to the interview here. Mr. Barr told us the museum is now the #1 tourist attraction for Harrisburg. He also provided the […]

Out of Douglasville, Georgia we have a story of some redneck racists who are obviously overcompensating as they drive around in their pickup trucks festooned with confederate flags, riding past a black child’s birthday party making what appears to be obscene gestures and shouting racial epithets and threatening to “kill y’all [n-word]s.”  See story with […]


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