Tag Archives: Memory

Confederate Culture Wars: On the Lighter Side

The Virginia Department of Nature announced today that the Confederate battle flag will be removed from all trees and bushes in the Commonwealth. The battle flag on a tree could suggest that the tree is descended from a tree planted … Continue reading

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Confederate Culture Wars: Steward Henderson

Recent discussions about the Confederate flags and the ending of the Civil War Sesquicentennial have raised questions about Americans’ overall knowledge of the Civil War. This problem has to be solved by our educational system, which no longer wants to … Continue reading

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Question of the Day

Should a slave-holding Southerner in rebellion against his country and in support of a government that supports slavery be held up as a model of admiration?

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Question of the Week: July 13, 2015—The Confederate Culture Wars

Here’s the context: South Carolina votes to remove the Confederate flag…the Army of Northern Virginia’s battle flag is banned from National Cemeteries and Park Service book stores…the Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg has banned the Confederate battle flag from its property…Nathan Bedford Forrest is getting … Continue reading

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Who Won the Sesquicentennial?

Just as the last reenactment ink was dry on the last reenactment surrender, all heck seemed to break loose across the nation: police were accused of killing black men–young and old, the Confederate Southern Cross ignited fear and loathing, and … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on the Confederate Flag

The current calls for the removal of the Confederate battle flag and subsequently all Confederate flags from public state buildings and even tags is long overdue. The battle flag was used in a war that the Confederacy lost—a war that … Continue reading

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America’s Most Embattled Emblem

No one can speak more intelligently about the Confederate flag than John Coski, author of The Confederate Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem and a historian with the American Civil War Museum. In the midst of the current controversy in South … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for June 22, 2015

Should South Carolina remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol? Why/why not?

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Mary Anne Bickerdyke or Martha Stewart?

The book I am reading is Civil War Medicine: Care & Comfort of the Wounded, by Robert E. Denney. Denny is a pretty interesting read, interspersing letters and official correspondence with a running commentary of the war. He is also … Continue reading

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“Loyal Cows and Hens!”

One of the really delightful things about doing research is finding little nuggets of information that have been hidden for years. I found this, and thought I’d share it.

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