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For Confederate states wishing to commemorate their service in the Civil War the wait was often longer than for their Union counterparts, particularly at Gettysburg. Cost and defeat prevented the widespread placing of Confederate monuments akin to the numerous Union … Continue reading
The Vermont Brigade Monument on the Wilderness Battlefield.
On a recent trip to the Fredericksburg area, I passed through the Wilderness Battlefield. I have a few upcoming talks on the battle and the wounding of James Longstreet, so I took the time to explore some areas of the … Continue reading
In studying the Civil War, we forget that most of its participants were young men generally in their early twenties. With the grand allure of battles, campaigns, politics, riots, race and religion, perhaps we overlook the shenanigans, mishaps, and vices … Continue reading