Author Archives: Chris Mackowski

“Remembering 9/11 and the Lesson of Antietam”

It has become my custom on 9/11 to think back to a different day during a different September when America suffered an even more catastrophic loss of life. As I first explained in 2012, the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. … Continue reading

Posted in Memory, National Park Service | Tagged , | 2 Comments

“Brains” on the Battlefield

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Outraged about “media bias”? Read a Civil War newspaper.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard a lot of people complaining online in recent months about media bias. Regardless of whether they’re on the political left, right, or middle, I hear from so many people convinced that the … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Authors, Newspapers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

A Conversation with Dave Roth (part five)

(The final part of a five-part series) “I have a couple more favorite issues I can share if you’d like,” Dave Roth said when I wrapped up yesterday’s segment of my interview with the editor and publisher of Blue & … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Authors, Emerging Civil War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

A Conversation with Dave Roth (part four)

(part four in a five-part series) I’ve been talking this week with Dave Roth of Blue & Gray Magazine. After a 34-year career as editor and publisher, Dave wrapped up the magazine’s run this past spring. Earlier this month, Emerging … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Authors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Conversation with Dave Roth (part three)

(part three in a five-part series) I’ve been talking this week with Blue & Gray Magazine editor Dave Roth, the recipient of this year’s Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Civil War Public History. Yesterday, he shared a few … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Books & Authors, Trans-Mississippi, Western Theater | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Conversation with Dave Roth (part two)

(part two in a five-part series) I’m talking this week with Dave Roth, editor and publisher of Blue & Gray Magazine and recipient of this year’s Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Public History. Yesterday, Dave explained how he, … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Authors, Personalities | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Conversation with Dave Roth (part one)

(part one in a five-part series) The recipient of Emerging Civil War’s Award for Service in Civil War Public History is Dave Roth, editor and publisher of Blue & Gray Magazine. After an incredible 34-year run, Dave decided he had … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Authors, Personalities | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

A Monumental Discussion: Chris Mackowski

How many of you remember Piss Christ? In 1987, photographer Andres Serrano took a small plastic crucifix and submerged it in a glass of his own urine. He then took a photo and included it in a touring exhibit where, … Continue reading

Posted in Civil War in Pop Culture, Memory, Monuments | Tagged , , , , , | 27 Comments

A Monumental Discussion: An Introduction

I was accosted at the office this week by one of my wife’s employees. “Hank,” as I’ll call him, is a sixty-something good ol’ boy with a mane of white hair and a shock of moustache that, in older times, … Continue reading

Posted in Memory, Monuments | Tagged , , , , , , | 15 Comments