Here’s Professor James I. Robertson, Jr. speaking on Robert E. Lee and his connections to Virginia. The video’s description reads, “James ‘Bud’ Robertson talks about Robert E. Lee’s ties to Virginia and the various military campaigns throughout the state during the Civil War. He also compared General Lee’s life after the war to other generals and […]

We’re now at the sesquicentennial of the white supremacist violence in Memphis, Tennessee in May of 1866 that left forty-six African-Americans and two whites dead; between seventy and eighty people wounded; four black churches, twelve black schools, and ninety-one black houses and cabins burned; and five black women raped. For years, historians referred to this […]

The citation for this case is 76 US [9 Wallace] 83. It’s a December, 1869 Supreme Court case arising out of North Carolina. Orestes A. Keehler was a postmaster in Salem, North Carolina with $330.03 in Federal funds under his responsibility at North Carolina’s secession. The confederate government ordered him to pay the money to […]

Here’s historian John Coski, then of the Museum of the Confederacy and now of the American Civil War Museum, giving an excellent presentation on the confederate proposal to arm slaves. Toward the end of the presentation he gives an excellent rundown of the black confederate myth. The video’s description tells us, “In February 1865 Southern […]

Here’s one of my favorite historians, Prof. Craig Symonds, Professor of History Emeritus at the United States Naval Academy, on Lincoln and the Fort Sumter Crisis. Craig is a Navy guy, but we forgive him for that.😉 He’s an outstanding lecturer. The video’s description reads, “When Abraham Lincoln took office in 1861, he admitted that […]

Here’s author and Civil War enthusiast Edward Bonekemper speaking on the lost cause myth, based on his latest book. The video’s description reads, “Edward Bonekemper talked about his book The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won, in which he examines post-war arguments made by […]

Here’s Kelly Hancock of the American Civil War Museum giving an excellent presentation on three African-American abolitionists, David Walker, David Ruggles, and Anthony Burns, who contributed significantly to the movement to abolish slavery. The video’s description reads, “With his Appeal in 1829, David Walker issued a warning to Americans concerning slavery; David Ruggles sacrificed his […]


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