Monthly Archives: May 2022

The Louisiana Native Guards

This book by Dr. James G. Hollandsworth, Jr. is a study of one of the most interesting units of the Civil War era. Begun as a militia unit in New Orleans, Louisiana, this military organization of Black men offered themselves in service to the confederate state of Louisiana. Rejected by the confederacy, they remained in […]

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, where we remember those who gave their lives in the military services of the United States of America. As the US Law establishing the National Moment of Remembrance [3:00 PM on Memorial Day] tells us, “it is essential to remember and renew the legacy of Memorial Day, which was established in […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

Some big news in the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage. We begin with this article regarding the renaming of US Army bases, getting rid of the names of traitors to the United States who fought to maintain slavery and white supremacy. “The panel established by Congress to identify new names for nine Army installations honoring […]

Civil War Legacy in the South

Here’s Professor Lesley Gordon with an excellent lecture on the development of the lost cause lie. The video’s description reads, “University of Alabama professor Lesley Gordon taught a class about the end of Reconstruction, the removal of Union troops from the South, and the Compromise of 1877.”

Civil War News and Correspondence

Professor Paul Quigley moderates this excellent round table that features William C. “Jack” Davis, Professor Hillary Green, Professor Angela Esco Elder, and Dr. Caroline Wood Newhall. The video’s description reads, “Historians addressed ways the American public coped with the Civil War – by seeking information, writing letters and sharing memories. This event was hosted by […]

Civil War Manpower and Horsepower

Here’s a panel from the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies conference, moderated by Professor Paul Quigley. The panel consists of Dr. Caroline Wood Newhall, Emmanual Dabney, and Professor David Gerleman. The video’s description reads, “Historians discussed soldier recruitment, forced labor and the use of horses and mules during the Civil War. The Virginia Center […]

1862, Beyond the Civil War

Professor Manisha Sinha chairs this round table discussion with Professor Hillary Green, Professor Michael Green, Professor Heather Cox Richardson, and Dr. Mycah Conner. The video’s description reads, “Historians discussed the year 1862, examining the state of native nations, public lands, black education, and West coast immigration. This program was part of the Organization of American […]

American West in 1862

Moderator Professor Alice Baumgartner moderates this round table discussion with Professor Manu Karuka and Professor Jimmy Sweet on the American West in 1862 at the 2022 Organization of American Historians Conference. The video’s description reads, “Historians looked back at the year 1862 and discussed Native Americans and the American West, including the U.S-Dakota Wars and […]

The Mythology of the Lost Cause

Here is an outstanding presentation on the lost cause lie by Professor Caroline Janney. The Q&A period is also great. The video’s description reads, “How did the Confederate myth of the Lost Cause develop? Why was it important for ex-Confederates to establish their ‘history’ of the war? And why has this version of the past […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

This week we begin with this article from Brunswick, Georgia. “A monument to Confederate soldiers in Hanover Square came down Tuesday, its future unknown as it was loaded onto a truck and trailer in three pieces. Brunswick Mayor Cosby Johnson released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying that the city ‘removed the singular vestige of a […]