Monthly Archives: October 2022

The Week in Confederate Heritage

A statue of Ambrose P. Hill, who was a lieutenant general in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War, was erected in Richmond, Va., in 1892.Credit…Steve Helber/Associated Press We begin with the biggest news in the week for confederate heritage, seen in this story. “Since 1892, the statue of Ambrose P. Hill, a […]

The Second Founding

This excellent book by Professor Eric Foner discusses the Reconstruction Amendments, which are the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. He tells us, “The Civil War and the Reconstruction period that followed form the pivotal era of American history. The war destroyed the institution of slavery, ensured the survival of the Union, and set in motion […]

Kill Zone: Union Artillery At The Battle Of Stones River

We now have this article about US artillery at the battle of Stones River. “Braxton Bragg seemed satisfied as a bloody day of combat wound down outside Murfreesboro, Tenn., on December 31, 1862. The Army of Tennessee commander was confident that when dawn broke on New Year’s Day, his opponent, Union Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans, […]

Sacred Trust Talks 2022 | Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan

Here’s Professor Brian Matthew Jordan giving a terrific presentation about the 107th Ohio at Gettysburg. The video’s description reads, ” ‘All That Mortals Could Do: The 107th Ohio at Gettysburg’ by Sam Houston State University Associate Professor of Civil War History and History Department Chair Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan The 107th Ohio was one of […]

Gens. McDowell & Pope at 2nd Manassas

As usual, John Hennessy delivers an outstanding lecture, this time on Major General John Pope and Major General Irvin McDowell at the battle of Second Bull Run [aka 2nd Manassas] The video’s description reads, “Author John Hennessy discussed Union Gens. Irvin McDowell and John Pope and their actions at the Civil War battle of 2nd Manassas in 1862. The […]

Civil War POWs & Libby Prison

Here’s Professor Robert Watson discussing his book about Libby Prison. Professor Watson obviously did a great deal of research about Libby Prison, but he doesn’t seem to be a Civil War specialist, as there are a few basic facts he doesn’t get right in his presentation. The video’s description reads, “Lynn University Professor Robert Watson […]

Battle of Antietam, Lincoln and Emancipation

Here’s Scott Hartwig giving a characteristically excellent presentation at the Emerging Civil War symposium on the Emancipation and the Maryland Campaign of 1862. The video’s description reads, “Scott Hartwig, the former supervisory historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, talked about the lead up to the September 1862 Battle of Antietam and Abraham Lincoln’s announcing the preliminary Emancipation […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin with this article about the loudmouth moron from Georgia showing her stupidity and ignorance as usual. “Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tried to make a show of herself standing up for Confederate soldiers and ‘our nation’s history’ on Tuesday night but failed spectacularly and instead revealed her own confusion about the Civil War. The MAGA representative […]

Letters Between Home and the Front

Here are Smithsonian Museum curators Lynn Heidelbaugh and Thomas Paone talking about and reading from some unpublished letters between a Civil War soldier and his family at home. The video’s description reads, “Smithsonian curators Lynn Heidelbaugh & Thomas Paone discussed previously unpublished letters sent between Union Army Private David Walters and his family during the […]

The War In Their Words: Memoirs of a Scout Who Spied for Sherman

Today we have this article by Professor Susannah Ural excerpting the memoirs of Sgt. George Quimby, who was a scout for the Army of the Tennessee. “In the final eight months of the Civil War, Union soldier George W. Quimby rode through the countryside of Georgia as well as North and South Carolina, spying and scouting […]