Category Lee

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

U.S. Army General (Ret.) Ty Seidule’s Mission to Rename Military Bases May Be His Ultimate Battle Against the Lost Cause

Here’s an outstanding discussion with BG Ty Seidule on the podcast “Ice House,” from the NY Stock Exchange. They discuss GEN Seidule’s book, Robert E. Lee and Me, and the issue of renaming Army bases named for confederates as well as the lost cause lie. The episode’s description reads, “Brigadier General Ty Seidule (Ret.), a […]

Political Rewind: Author Ty Seidule Reckons With U.S. History, Myth Of ‘The Lost Cause’

This is a terrific conversation with BG Ty Seidule on his wonderful book, Robert E. Lee and Me. The episode’s description reads, “It’s been more than 150 years since Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Va., effectively ending the Civil War. But that conflict refuses to rest easily in […]

Allen Guelzo on Robert E. Lee (Lincoln Log Podcast)

Here’s a really good discussion with Professor Allen C. Guelzo, sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Association. The video’s description reads, “Allen Guelzo, Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University and Director of the James Madison Program’s Initiative in Politics and Statesmanship, discusses his forthcoming book on Robert E. Lee.”