Monthly Archives: February 2023

2022 Lincoln Forum – Salmon Chase

Here’s Walter Stahr at the 2022 Lincoln Forum giving an excellent presentation on Salmon P. Chase. The video’s description reads, “Author Walter Stahr discussed Salmon Chase, President Lincoln’s Secretary of the Treasury and his rival for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1860. The Lincoln Forum in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, hosted this event.”

The Week in Confederate Heritage

This article from Georgia looks at what the white supremacist group known as the Sons of Confederate Veterans is doing to push the racist lie that African Americans in large numbers fought for the confederacy. “In recognition of February as Black History Month and Confederate History Month in April, the Rabun Gap Riflemen, Camp 1929, […]

Matt Atkinson: Robert E. Lee The Antebellum Years. 2023 Gettysburg Winter Lecture Series

Here’s Matt Atkinson giving, as usual, an outstanding presetation a part of the Gettysburg National Military Park’s Winter Lecture Series. This is about R. E. Lee’s life before the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Matt first describes Lee’s ancestry, including a pretty detailed description of the life of his father Harry ‘Light Horse’ Lee. […]

Ways and Means

This book by Roger Lowenstein discusses how the two sides financed the Civil War. While the subtitle mentions only Lincoln and his cabinet and the book concentrates on the United States effort, the book also covers confederate finance attempts. Lowenstein necessarily has to touch on political and military aspects of the conflict. When he does, […]

George Washington Parke Custis

Here’s author Charles Clark giving a presentation on George Washington Parke Custis, who was Robert E. Lee’s father-in-law. The video’s description reads, “Author Charles Clarke talked about George Washington Parke Custis who was raised at Mount Vernon and whose life bridged from the American Revolution to the Civil War. This program was hosted by the […]

National Museum of the Civil War Soldier – Missionary Ridge

In this excellent presentation from Pamplin Park, James Ogden, the historian at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, discusses Missionary Ridge. The video’s description reads, “Historian James Ogden discussed the 1863 Civil War Battle of Missionary Ridge, including Union soldiers’ spontaneous charge uphill into Confederate fire to capture a seemingly impregnable position. The National Museum […]

National Museum of the Civil War Soldier – Five Forks

Here is Dr. Michael McCarthy giving a presentation at Pamplin Park on the battle of Five Forks. The video’s description reads, “Historian Michael McCarthy discussed the decisive Union victory at the Civil War Battle of Five Forks. The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia, hosted this event.”

Civil War Field Artillery

This fact-filled book by Professor Earl Hess is a study of the field artillery of both the United States and the confederates. He writes, “The Civil War witnessed the creation of the largest, most powerful force of field artillery yet to appear in the Western Hemisphere. Combining the Union and Confederate artillery arms, the total […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin with this article from Richmond, Virginia, about a racist backlash against progress. “Robert C. Smith is not happy with the University of Richmond. Smith, a Richmond lawyer who graduated from the university’s law school, is the great-great grandson of T.C. Williams, one of the school’s early and prominent benefactors. Until last year, the […]

Confederate Monuments as Part of Myth America

This episode of the Professor Buzzkill podcast features an excellent conversation between Professor Joseph Coohill, aka “Professor Buzzkill,” and his guest, Professor Karen Cox, perhaps the leading scholar on confederate monuments. The episode’s description reads, “Dr. Karen Cox shows us the complex history of Confederate Monuments in the US, and what has actually happened during […]