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1862: "Our People Are Opposed To Work"

Headquarters near Richmond

June 5, 1862

After much reflection I think if it was possible to reinforce Jackson strongly, it would change the character of the war. 742 more words

American Civil War

Confederate Monuments aux Temps des Assassins

Reading Fultin Sheen’s Treasure in Clay offers the reader many great insights.  One of the best comes in the following quote:

The curious would like me to open healed wounds; the media, in particular, would relish a chapter which would pass judgment on others, particularly because, as a French author expressed it: …

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Bye Bye Bobby Lee. Can a Stone Wall be Moved?

After 133 years, a statue of Robert E. Lee came down in New Orleans last week. It made me wonder, again, about the portrait of Gen. 1,754 more words


Fathers and Daughters: Writing About Stonewall Jackson as a Dad

For the forthcoming August 2017 issue of Civil War Times, I had the privilege to write an article about Stonewall Jackson as a father, “Stonewall’s Greatest Joy.” It’s a story that has deep personal interest to me. 637 more words


1862: "Long And Rapid Marches"

May 26, 1862

Within four weeks this army has made long and rapid marches, fought six combats and two battles, signally defeated the enemy in each one, captured several stands of colors, and pieces of artillery, with numerous prisoners, and vast medical ordnance, and army stores; and, finally, driving the boastful host which was ravaging our beautiful country, into utter rout. 767 more words

American Civil War

On The Removal of Confederate Statues

I have many mixed emotions about the phenomena of cities and institutions removing Confederate statues. It is an issue that has clogged my social media accounts, although I’ve seen very little about it in the news. 1,191 more words


What Was the Deadliest Terrorist Group the U.S. Ever Faced?


Consider this.

What if I told you that I wanted to erect a statue in a park for a man who was responsible for the deaths of, say, hundreds of American soldiers? 1,925 more words