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Slinging Insults in the Confederate State House

Things got testy in the U. S. Congress in the years before the war. Most of us know about  Preston Brooks caning Charles Sumner in the Senate chamber. 278 more words


Chambersburg Seminar Review

This past weekend I spoke at the Ed Bearss Civil War Seminar in Chambersburg. This is part of a series of events coordinated by Ted Alexander and the Chambersburg (Pa)  Chamber of Commerce. 222 more words


When General Lee Cried

One of the excitements of writing history comes when one finds a story that’s fresh, new, or hasn’t yet made its way into the accepted secondary literature. 831 more words

Emerging Civil War

Civil War Generals’ Sex Quiz

Here’s a little April 1st tomfoolery for you. Prepare to get sassy with your morning coffee: the Civil War Generals’ Sex Quiz:  606 more words

Emerging Civil War

Question of the Week: 3/28-4/3/16

This week, Phill Greenwalt asks, “Was Fitzhugh Lee a good cavalry commander or a product of nepotism?” The same could be asked of Rooney Lee, too.


We’re Still Arguing about General Hood

No, I’m not talking about Gen. John Bell Hood’s decision to launch that tragic frontal assault at Franklin, or to entrench before Thomas’ army at Nashville, inviting disaster. 1,103 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Question of the Week: 3/7-3/13/16

Where would you rank D.H. Hill in the pantheon of Confederate generals? 8 more words