Category Lee

CWTR Episode 1812: From Arlington to Appomattox: Robert E. Lees Civil War, Day by Day, 1861-1865

This is an excellent discussion between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Charlie Knight, on Charlie’s latest book, From Arlington to Appomattox, which is a book I’m looking forward to acquiring and reading.

Robert E. Lee – A Life

Here’s Professor Allen C. Guelzo discussing his book, Robert E. Lee: A Life. He’s way too easy on Lee when it comes to slavery, but I like what he says about Lee’s generalship. The video’s description reads, “Allen Guelzo talked about Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s life from boyhood through the Civil War. The Atlanta History Center […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We have some more news on the confederate heritage front. First is this article stemming from Election Day in Virginia, where Republicans used the big lie about Critical Race Theory to mobilize the racist vote. “Middle Peninsula voters overwhelmingly want to keep their Confederate monuments, according to results of advisory referendums in Mathews and Middlesex […]

Caroline Janney on Ends of War

Here’s Professor Caroline Janney with an excellent discussion of her latest book, Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army After Appomattox with Bjorn Skaptason of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. The video’s description reads, “On September 30, 2021 Professor Caroline E. Janney joined Bjorn Skaptason to discuss her new book about the demobilization […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

It was a fairly slow week regarding confederate heritage. This article tells us the home in Alexandria, Virginia the Lee family occupied while R. E. Lee was a young boy recently sold. “Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home in Alexandria, Va., is for sale for the second time in two years, and although the […]

Robert E. Lee: A Life

Out of all the books written to tell the life story of former US Army Colonel Robert E. Lee, few have actually been good. Among the best written are the hagiographic four volumes from Douglas Southall Freeman, the more balanced biography from Professor Emory Thomas, and the excellent view of Lee through his personal letters […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

Lee’s statue in Richmond coming down continues to reverberate in the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage. We start with this blog post from Professor Adam Domby. He tells us, “today Americans have a better understanding of the history of these monuments than they did a decade ago. They understand the historical ties between these monuments […]

Richmond’s Lee Monument is Splitsville

On Wednesday, the largest confederate statue in the country went splitsville, in more ways than one. Crews removed the equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee from its pedestal on Richmond’s Monument Avenue, then cut it into two pieces to facilitate transportation. This article discusses the action: “On Wednesday, the state of Virginia removed the 12-ton […]

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.

The Week in Confederate Heritage

There is some big news in the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage. We begin with this article out of Richmond, Virginia, with the blockbuster news the Virginia Supreme Court ruled the city can remove massive Robert E. Lee monument. “Richmond’s iconic but divisive Robert E. Lee monument is coming down soon after the last obstacles […]