Monthly Archives: December 2018

Dr. Joseph Harsh Confederate Tide Rising

Here’s an outstanding presentation by the late Professor Joseph L. Harsh on Robert E. Lee during the Maryland Campaign. This is from 2001 in Gettysburg, PA.

Confederate Monuments at the End of the Year

Dr. Elizabeth Samet, a professor of English at West Point and the editor of an annotated edition of Ulysses S. Grant’s Memoirs, in this article, discusses what monuments do and don’t do. “The suggestion voiced by some defenders of these monuments that removing them is tantamount to ‘erasing’ history is an oddly ironic complaint, for these monuments […]

The Battle of Fredericksburg 156 Years Later

Journalist Ted Schubel posted a couple of short video excerpts from tours at Fredericksburg featuring National Park Service stars John Hennessy and Frank O’Reilly. Here’s John Hennessy talking about the Federal artillery bombardment of the city: “December 11, 1862 in Fredericksburg. The first bombardment of an American town by an American Army. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania […]

Typical Neoconfederate Dishonesty

You may have seen this article, as it’s been out for quite a long time now. As we’ve come to expect from neoconfederates, they’ve fabricated evidence of so-called “black confederates.” You may have seen this photo put forward to “prove” black men fought as confederate soldiers from the beginning of the war. It’s a lie. According […]

The Art of a Confederate Prisoner at Point Lookout

Jacob Omenhausser was a confederate soldier who was a prisoner at the Union POW camp at Point Lookout, Maryland, in 1864. A talented artist and observer, he left us color sketches to depict life as he saw it in that camp. This article talks about Omenhausser and his artwork. We find “The New-York Historical Society has […]

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1513 Kristopher A. Teters

Here’s a nice conversation between Dr. Kristopher A. Teters and host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz on Dr. Teters’ first book, Practical Liberators: Union Officers in the Western Theater During the Civil War. He discusses the attitudes of Union officers in the Western Theater toward slavery and how those views evolved over the course of the war.

Robert E. Lee High School, Race, and Segregation in Tyler, Texas

Here’s an interview with Tyler, Texas journalist Lee Hancock on the controversy surrounding changing the name of Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler. The video’s description reads, “Lee Hancock shared the history of segregation in Tyler, Texas’, Robert E. Lee High School, and desegregation. She provided insight into the role the city played in […]

Sean Wilentz on A House Divided. S. 3 ep. 19

Here’s Professor Sean Wilentz speaking with Daniel Weinberg of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop about his new book, No Property in Man. It’s about slavery and the development of antislavery thought in the United States from the Founding to the Civil War.

Myths About the Battle of Antietam

Here’s Dennis Frye, recently retired from being the Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry, giving a great presentation on the myths surrounding the Battle of Antietam in front of the Mosby Heritage Area Association. The video’s description reads, “Author Dennis Frye talked about his book, Antietam Shadows: Mystery, Myth & Machination. He described his research approach and gave […]

Soldiers’ Views of the Battle of Antietam

Here’s Keith Snyder of the National Park Service giving a presentation to the Mosby Heritage Area Association based on soldier letters on the soldier’s perspective of the Battle of Antietam. The video’s description reads, “Keith Snyder from the Antietam National Battlefield shared personal accounts of soldiers who fought in the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. Through […]