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Remembering Confederate Conscription

Given my last post I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that today is the 150th anniversary of the Confederate Conscription Act, which made  all white males between the [...]
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Exploiting John Brown’s Body

History / US History : Civil War Memory (5 years ago)

I‘ve been thinking about the recent press release by the Sons of Confederate Veterans on the eve of the 150th anniversary of John Brown’s Raid at Harpers Ferry. If you remember, they have chosen to commemorate the death of Heyward S... Read Post

June 11, 1864

History / US History : Rantings of a Civil War Historian (7 years ago)

I would also be remiss if I didn’t at least acknowledge today as the 144th anniversary of the Battle of Trevilian Station, the largest all-cavalry battle of the war (remember that 3,000 Union infantry participated at Brandy Station)... Read Post

Remember Fort Pillow (yes but how?)

History / US History : Civil War Memory (8 months ago)

Today is the 150th anniversary of the Fort Pillow Massacre. Should it be remembered as a Confederate massacre of black soldiers, a moment in the long history of racial violence between black and white Americans or both? Read Post


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