Here’s Professor Chandra Manning giving a talk based on her book, Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War, which discusses Union refugee camps and the struggles refugees faced. The video’s description reads, ” Chandra Manning talked about her book Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War, in which she recalls the Union […]

Douglas Southall Freeman, the son of a confederate veteran, was a journalist and historian in Virginia. He wrote a 4-volume biography of Robert E. Lee that rightly won the Pulitzer Prize. He followed that with a 3-volume work titled Lee’s Lieutenants, which delved into a history of the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee. Next […]

The citation for this case is 80 US [13 Wall.] 654. Henry T. Osborn was the plaintiff and Young A. G. Nicholson was the defendant. They lived in Arkansas, and Osborn had sold a 23-year-old enslaved man to Nicholson for $1300 and Nicholson had made out a promissory note, dated March 26, 1861. The bill […]

You might recall these stories [here and here] from 2015 when a group of flaggers in pickup trucks went riding through a black neighborhood in Douglasville, Georgia, shouting racial epithets and threatening to kill African-Americans at a boy’s birthday party. Fifteen were originally indicted for gang terrorism. That was apparently reduced to four, with the […]

This outstanding book by Earl J. Hess is perhaps the first objective look at Braxton Bragg in the Civil War. The popular view of Bragg is that of a bumbler. In his memoirs, U.S. Grant passed on a story he had heard about Bragg before the war where Bragg was supposedly a quartermaster and the […]

This is a pretty good documentary about the Booth conspiracy and Booth’s assassination of Lincoln. You can access it here.

Here’s an interview with historian George Rable on his book, Damn Yankees! Demonization and Defiance in the Confederate South on Civil War Talk Radio with Gerry Prokopowicz. He discusses several results of his research and provides insight into the views of confederates toward Northerners and tells us how those views affected not only the war but […]