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Bud Robertson: In Memoriam (part two)

On Thursday, Brian Matthew Jordan offered a few thoughts on the legacy of legendary historian  James I. “Bud” Robertson, Jr., who died last weekend at the age of 89. Today, we hear from three more of our ECW historians—Bert Dunkerly, Chris … Continue reading

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Bud Robertson: In Memoriam (part one)

Like so many Civil War historians of my generation, I first knew James I. “Bud” Robertson, Jr., as the talking head on Civil War Journal. With his distinctive drawl, the silver-haired Virginia Tech professor lent color and personality to the Arts & Entertainment network documentary series that I … Continue reading

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Jim Lighthizer, President of American Battlefield Trust, Announces Retirement

Two pieces of big news in the Civil War community came through in the last 30 hours or so. First came news Sunday evening of the death of Dr. James I. “Bud” Robertson, Jr., who died over the weekend at … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions: “You may be whatever you resolve to be.”

With all the talk of resolutions at this time of year, I’m reminded of one of Stonewall Jackson’s favorite maxims: “You may be whatever you resolve to be.” I don’t know if you’re one of those folks who make New … Continue reading

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Stonewall Jackson’s Last Words

One of the most common questions I get when I’m on the road, sharing the story of The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson with Civil War roundtables, concerns Jackson’s last words. Jackson had spent the afternoon of May 10, 1863, fading … Continue reading

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“Essential” Reading for Civil War Buffs

Getting an understanding of Civil War scholarship can be difficult for those unversed in its topics. And, since the war continues to shape the world we know, it’s important to find that comprehension. There’s a solution to the confusion surrounding … Continue reading

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Remembering the war, the centennial, and the sesquicentennial

Guest-poster Caroline Davis is wrapping up an internship at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Now that the dust has settled from the Chancellorsville sesquicentennial, we asked her to reflect on what she learned from the commemoration. Because her work … Continue reading

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