Tag Archives: myths

Civil War Myth-busting: R. E. Lee, Warmonger or Peacemaker?

When I initially uploaded this article, it was called “Myth-busting.” The concept is in honor of one of my favorite non-history shows, Mythbusters (with the original cast). I had not seen Ryan Quint’s ECW blog, “Civil War Myth busting: The … Continue reading

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Robin Hood & The Civil War: Rethinking the Power of Legends (Part 6, Conclusion)

End of a series Legends are powerful, but that doesn’t mean they are right. Sometimes, we can still research to separate fact from fiction. Other times—like with Robin Hood—too many stories exist and too much time has elapsed to have … Continue reading

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Those Seconds Repay Hours Of Research

Earlier this year, I arrived at a genealogy society to give a presentation on Civil War Medicine. I set up my laptop and PowerPoint, projecting my presentation cover image on the large screens. While waiting for the meeting to come … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: April 11-17, 2016

This week’s Question of the Week comes from Ryan Quint, fresh off a spell at Hogwart’s: “If you could wave a magic wand and get rid of a single myth of the Civil War, what would it be?”

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