Category Lee

A Piece of My Mind: Hallowed ground?

This article crossed my feed. “A millennial friend of mine, touring the Gettysburg battlefield with me, asked, ‘Why are there all these memorials glorifying people who fought for such a terrible cause?’ It was a question I had never considered despite many visits to the battlefield.” Why, indeed? Not only did they fight for a […]

The Recollections and Letters of Robert E. Lee

This book is by R. E. Lee’s son, Robert E. Lee Jr. You can read it for free here, here, here, here, and here. The book gives us an intimate look at Lee Sr. and his family. We learn details such as Lee Sr. had an Irish servant in Mexico named Jim Connally, who after […]

Winter Lecture 2022 – “If Practicable” at Gettysburg

Here’s Ranger Troy Harman giving a presentation in which he attempts to parse the words, “If practicable” as they applied to messages at Gettysburg. To be honest, the message I got from all this is that commanders at Gettysburg spoke English. The video’s description reads, “The order ‘if practicable’ was given by both General Meade […]

GNMP Winter Lecture 2022 – Robert E. Lee and Me: A Conversation with Ty Seidule

This is an outstanding conversation between Supervisory Ranger Chris Gwinn and Brigadier General [Ret.] Ty Seidule over BG Seidule’s book, Robert E. Lee and Me. The video’s description reads, “Ty Seidule grew up revering Robert E. Lee. From his southern childhood to his service in the U.S. Army, every part of his life reinforced the […]

In Depth: Allen Guelzo

Here’s Professor Allen C. Guelzo discussing Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, the Battle of Gettysburg, and other Civil War topics. The video’s description reads, “Author and historian Allen Guelzo joined Book TV to talk and take calls about the early intellectual history of the United States, the Civil War, the Reconstruction era, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and more. Mr. Guelzo, who […]

Reexamining the Legacy of Race and Robert E. Lee

At this link is an interview with Professor Allen C. Guelzo about his biography of Robert E. Lee. Here are some excerpts: “What I found was that Lee was a very complicated character and that people who met him at first came away with one impression of it. But, behind this impression of this man […]

Booknotes Podcast Ep. 39 Ty Seidule, “Robert E. Lee and Me”

In this podcast, host Brian Lamb of C-SPAN interviews BGEN (Ret) Ty Seidule about his book, Robert E. Lee and Me. The podcast description reads, “‘Many people don’t want to believe that the citizens of the Southern states were willing to fight and die to preserve the morally repugnant institution of slavery. There has to […]

Defense One Radio, Ep. 82: “Robert E. Lee and Me”

Here’s a good interview with BG Ty Seidule. Here are some excerpts: “What I figured out was that history is dangerous, and because it goes after our myths and our identities. And when we figure that out, that the stories that we grew up with as children, that they either weren’t true, or that they […]

Robert E. Lee

Here’s Noah Andre Trudeau giving a presentation on R. E. Lee at the 2021 Pamplin Park symposium. The video’s description reads, “Historian Noah Andre Trudeau talked about Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s 1865 Appomattox Campaign. This program was part of the annual Pamplin Historical Park Civil War Symposium.” https://www.c-span.org/video/?515358-3/robert-e-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.