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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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The Saltpetre Poems

Students and devotees of the great Emory Professor Bell I. Wiley are very familiar with The Bell Irvin Wiley Reader, edited by Hill Jordan, James I. Robertson, Jr., and J. H. Segars (LSU Press, 2001).   Researching for the book, Mr. … 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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