Overview of Civil War Monuments

This is Professor Thomas Brown of the University of South Carolina speaking at the 2017 American Civil War Museum’s Symposium. This was held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, VA.

The video’s description reads, “Thomas Brown talked about the history of monuments to the common soldier. He is the author of The Public Art of Civil War Commemoration: A Brief History with Documents and Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in South Carolina. ‘The Invention of the American Soldier Monument’ was part of the American Civil War Museum’s 2017 annual symposium, ‘Lightning Rods of Controversy: Civil War Monuments Past, Present, and Future.’ It was co-sponsored by the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia and The Library of Virginia.”



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