Category Civil War Sites

#MOREHISTORY2021

As this post tells us, from 12PM to 2PM this Saturday, September 18 2021, historians across the country will participate in “#MoreHistory2021, a nationwide collaborative demonstration of good history in public.” As the post tells us, “#MoreHistory2021 aims to link history educators across institutional boundaries, to illuminate aspects of Civil War Era history that are […]

Families of Robert E. Lee and enslaved people unite to tell a more inclusive history together

This segment from CBS This Morning looks at the reopening of Arlington Mansion after renovation and brings together descendants of R. E. Lee and descendants of the people enslaved at Arlington. The video’s description reads, “For the first time in three years, visitors can return inside Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial, atop Arlington […]

Antietam National Battlefield 2021 Battle Anniversary Schedule

The good folks at the Antietam National Battlefield have published their 2021 anniversary schedule. Thursday, September 16th Prelude to Battle – A battlefield hike that will look at the events that unfolded throughout the afternoon and evening of September 16, 1862. Meet at the New York State Monument, 6pm, for this 90 minute hike. Friday, September […]

Ranger Programs are Back at Gettysburg NMP

Ranger programs are back at Gettysburg National Military Park. You can plan your visit with this schedule. Daily Ranger-led hikes, walks, and talks that explore the people and places that made history at Gettysburg. All programs are free and open to the public. Gettysburg History Hike: 3 Days in 90 Minutes (90 minutes)Meet at Ranger Site […]

Virtual CWI 2021 Day Three

The third day of the conference, June 13, consisted of a prerecorded discussion of the battle of Antietam on the Antietam battlefield with Scott Hartwig, who just completed his second volume of his history of the battle of Antietam. It should appear in one to two years. Kudos to the CWI staff and to their […]

House Where Lincoln Died

Here’s author James Swanson giving us a tour of the Peterson House, which is the house across the street from Ford’s Theatre and is the house where Lincoln died. The video’s description reads, “James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot […]

The March and the myths

I came across this article about Maj Gen William T. Sherman’s march to the sea and the myths surrounding it. Well, many of them anyway. It does perpetuate the myth that Sherman burned Atlanta to the ground. According to the article, “Six weeks earlier in Atlanta–which he burned to the ground–the Union general and the […]

The Rogue Historian: Gettysburg’s Lutheran Seminary and the Battle on July 1, 1863 with Codie Eash

This is an excellent conversation between host Dr. Keith Harris and his guest, Codie Eash of the Seminary Ridge Museum in Gettysburg. They discuss; How one might situate the Seminary and Seminary Ridge as a significant spot for the first day of battle (July 1, 1863) Explaining the action on July 1 – is it […]

Professor Buzzkill: Rallies for “More History” at the Gettysburg Battlefield

Here’s an excellent conversation between host Professor Joseph Coohill, aka “Professor Buzzkill,” and Professor Scott Hancock at Gettysburg College on the “More History” rally at Gettysburg National Battlefield Park and other places across the nation. The “More History” day was a response to the racist militias desecrating the Gettysburg National Battlefield on July 4, 2020. […]

Finding The Source with Historian Eric Mink, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

Here’s an excellent conversation between Professor Pete Carmichael and Dr. Ashley Luskey and their guest, Eric Mink of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. The video’s description reads, “CWI Director, Peter Carmichael and Assistant Director, Ashley Whitehead Luskey interview Eric Mink, Historian and Cultural Resources Specialist at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, with […]