Monthly Archives: November 2022

The War Came Knocking at Spanglers’ Barn Door

I found this 2020 article about the Spangler Farm and the Civil War hospital that operated there. “George and Elizabeth Spangler had worked hard to cultivate their farm south of Gettysburg. When they purchased the property in 1848, seven years after they married, it consisted of only 80 acres. By 1863, however, the farm had expanded […]

CWTR Episode 1906: The Heart of Hell: The Soldiers Struggle for Spotsylvanias Bloody Angle

Here’s a terrific conversation between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest Jeffry Wert on Mr. Wert’s latest book, The Heart of Hell.

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin this week’s look at the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage with this story from Lumberton, North Carolina. “The Robeson County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to relocate the Confederate monument that stands atop the Robeson County Courthouse. Commissioner Pauline Campbell made the motion recommended by board Chair Wixie Stephens, which was to relocate […]

Is Civil War History Being REWRITTEN?!?!?!?!?!

Here’s the latest episode from Atun-Shei Films. Be prepared to laugh. The video’s description reads, “Episode 9 of Checkmate, Lincolnites! Exploring the Lost Cause Myth’s origins in the post-war histories of the white South, and tracing the evolution of Civil War memory over the centuries. Meanwhile, your favorite dimension-straddling occult archaeologist emerges from the shadows […]

A Lingering Gettysburg Battle: Where Did Lincoln Stand?

This article reports on research to determine where Lincoln actually stood when he delivered the Gettysburg Address. “Four score and 79 years ago this Saturday, Abraham Lincoln stood up in the newly dedicated cemetery for Union soldiers who fell at Gettysburg and delivered one of the most famous speeches in American history. The speech, which […]

CWRT Episode 1904: The Record of Murders and Outrages: Racial Violence and the Fight over Truth at the Dawn of Reconstruction

Here’s an excellent interview between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Professor William Blair on Professor Blair’s recent book, The Record of Murders and Outrages.

Gettysburg: A History for the People

This book by Licensed Battlefield Guide John D. Cox tells the story of the battle of Gettysburg. In many ways this is a standard retelling of the history of the battle. In some ways, though, it departs from standard histories. There seems to be no human interest story Cox left out of his book. One […]

Benjamin Franklin Butler

This book by Professor Elizabeth Leonard is a sympathetic portrait of Major General Benjamin Butler. No, it doesn’t attempt to paint him as a military genius. Professor Leonard does make criticisms where she feels they are warranted, but she also dispels lost cause mischaracterizations of Butler and his actions. As Professor Leonard herself puts it, […]

Dedication Day and Remembrance Day 2022

This year Dedication Day, which is always on November 19 and commemorates Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and Remembrance Day, which is always on a Saturday and marks the end of the reenacting season with a parade of reenactors, fell on the same day The day began with the Dedication Day ceremonies in the National Cemetery. […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin this week’s look at the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage at Stone Mountain in Georgia and this article. “A creator has been chosen for the ‘truth-telling’ museum exhibit planned at Stone Mountain Park. Warner Museums, a firm whose credits include several Civil Rights-related exhibits and the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, […]