Category Lee

Civil War Talk Radio: The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee

This is a great conversation between host Gerald Prokopowicz and author John Reeves about Mr. Reeves’ new book, The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee: The Forgotten Case Against an American Icon. There is much in here with which I agree, especially that the dog-and-pony show in the 1970s where Lee was supposedly given back his […]

Military Rivals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee

Here are historians John Marszalek and Craig Symonds discussing Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. The video’s description reads, “Historians John Marszalek and Craig Symonds looked at the military rivalry between Civil War Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. They compared Grant and Lee’s childhoods, their experiences at West Point, their actions during the Mexican-American […]

“Did Robert E Lee Commit Treason?” by Dr. Allen Guelzo, Gettysburg College

Here’s Professor Allen C. Guelzo of Gettysburg College, who is about to publish a biography of Robert E. Lee, speaking at Washington & Lee University on “Did Robert E. Lee Commit Treason?” The video’s description reads, “Dr. Allen Guelzo, Henry R. Luce III Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College, and Director of […]

What I Did for Confederate Flag Day

The antihistorical Sons of Confederate Veterans, one of the heritage instead of history cults, designated Saturday, March 3, 2018 as “Confederate Flag Day.” My activities began with a book discussion of Gabor Boritt’s The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows, which is about the Gettysburg Address. My next activity was to attend the Thaddeus […]

Reading the Man Chapters 21-26

This is the final installment of our consideration of Ms. Pryor’s book. Chapter 21 looks at the several tragedies Lee and his family endured during the Civil War. In July of 1862, while Lee was making a name for himself, “Rooney’s two-year-old boy, the namesake of Robert E. Lee, ‘a most lovely little fellow,’ caught […]

Reading the Man Chapters 16-20

With the government running again, we continued our discussion this week. Chapter 16 starts with Wesley Norris’ telling his story of how he, his sister Mary, and one of their cousins ran away from Arlington and were captured near Westminster, Maryland, just short of the Pennsylvania border. They were brought back to Arlington, and Lee […]

Reading the Man Chapters 11-15

Due to Cadet Bone Spurs reversing his position and causing a government shutdown, the Gettysburg National Military Park folks were forced to cancel this part of the book discussion, but I’ll go through what the chapters covered. Chapter 11 is titled, “Crenellations.” “Crenellation was a common word in Robert E. Lee’s vocabulary. It refers to […]