Category Generals

Battle of Little Bighorn

In this video, Cecile Ganteaume, a curator at the National Museum of the American Indian, gives a tour of the portion of the museum dealing with the Battle of Little Bighorn. The video’s description reads, “American History TV toured the National Museum of the American Indian ‘Americans’ exhibit with curator Cecile Ganteaume. In the Battle of Little […]

Former Friends – Union General Hancock and Confederate General Armistead

In this presentation, Tom McMillan discusses what he found out about the relationship between Major General Winfield Scott Hancock and the confederate brigade commander Lewis Armistead. The video’s description reads, “Author Tom McMillan told the story of how the Civil War divided two former friends, Union General Winfield Scott Hancock and Confederate General Lewis Armistead. The Gettysburg Heritage […]

The Peach Orchard at the Battle of Gettysburg

Here’s Jim Hessler giving a presentation based on his latest book. He wrote the book on Sickles at Gettysburg, and this presentation seemed like a rehash of that book. I was hoping he’d get more into the troop movements and the actual fighting and what happened during the attack. Instead, it was about Sickles. Still, […]

As Confederate Statues Come Down A Retired Army Brigadier General Explains How He Broke Up With The Lost Cause

This is a terrific interview with Brigadier General (Ret) Ty Seidule about the lost cause lie and R. E. Lee. You can access the interview at this link.

Finding the Source: The Mexican-American War with Dr. Amy Greenberg

Here’s an excellent discussion about the Mexican-American War between Professor Peter Carmichael and Dr. Ashley Luskey of Gettysburg College and Professor Amy Greenberg of Penn State University. The video’s description reads, “Often overlooked or over-simplified, the Mexican-American War fractured the nation and set the stage for the cataclysmic events of the U.S. Civil War just […]

First With the Most

Robert Selph Henry, a Tennessean railroad executive and lawyer, published this book in 1944. Mr. Henry was quite obviously smitten with Forrest, as this biography is, in a word, fawning. No story that puts Forrest on a pedestal, it seems, is left out. He does bust the myth that Forrest said, “git thar fustust with […]

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 […]

CWTR Episode 1732: Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command

Here’s a really good discussion between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Kent Masterson Brown, on Mr. Brown’s latest book, Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command.

The Generalship of Robert E. Lee, Part Eleven

The Fall, 2021 issue of Civil War Monitor [Volume 11, Number 3] contains an article from Professor Allen C. Guelzo titled, “Rethinking Robert E. Lee,” based on his forthcoming biography of Lee. Professor Guelzo gives us a number of insights to ponder. Early on he points out, “estimates of Robert E. Lee’s skills in that […]

Did the CONFEDERACY Have BETTER GENERALS?!?!?!

Here’s another hilarious contribution from Atun-Shei Films correcting lost cause lies. He doesn’t really understand what Lee was doing and how Lee’s strategy was the best the confederates could put up, but other than that it’s pretty good. The video’s description reads, “Checkmate, Lincolnites! Debunking Lost Cause myths – as well as more benign common […]