Here’s John Hennessy, Chief Historian of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, giving an absolutely fantastic lecture on the legacy of the Civil War. You might want to bookmark this and view it periodically. It’s that good. We can even forgive him for being a Penguins fan. 🙂 It’s always a treat to hear John speak, and this is no exception. I highly recommend it.
The video’s description reads, “More so than any other era of the nation’s history, Americans have grappled with the meaning and legacy of the Civil War. Join John Hennessey, Chief Historian of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, for an examination of the continued relevance and the complex, controversial, and often contested legacies of the American Civil War”