Just tinkering, and this is rather crude, but the potential is intriguing… As an added bonus, take a look at the terrain map for Sitlington’s Hill
Richard beat me to this one by posting about this already, just this morning; but I’ve got a little to say about this stuff. I’m just back (as of an hour ago) from a morning drive over to McDowell. My objective was to capture images (for HMDB) of all of the different markers between Ft. Edward Johnson and […]
Once you get to frame 1:30, the potential starts to become obvious… Think in terms of standing in the middle of Camp Sumter (Andersonville, Ga.) or Point Lookout, Maryland…
Hat tip to Harry at Bull Runnings for making us all aware of (among other things in the latest issue of Civil War Times) the piece (“Let the Chips Fall Where They Will”) written by Gary Gallagher. Gallagher addresses, as I see it, a “peanut gallery” of critics. Though a short piece, it’s enough to say (and this is […]
Ever in search of the optimal historical experience, I ran across the following video in YouTube. I can’t help but think of the implications augmented history will have in the years to come in both the field, among tourists, and in the classroom. The video shows that we are still in the early stages of […]
It’s interesting to see how learning is changing, and that while you might live half way around the world, you could be “attending” any number of universities with this technology. Apart from the avatars being a little creepy at times (and quite contrary to one’s real appearance) and the environment being a bit like a […]
I just added a link to Greg Rowe’s blog because… he gets it. Through his words I can see that he is one of a growing number of Southerners who, after a long journey, is like me and is still learning to appreciate ALL facets of Civil War-era “Southern heritage” and is not caught up in ”selective […]
While this clip is focused on the future of architecture in Second Life… while watching this, think in terms of the potential of history in Second Life and how it could be employed in instruction. Parting thoughts? I have two more clips that I will be posting in the coming days.
See Jacob P. Kyger, Shenandoah Valley Unionist… and Brethren.
If one says he/she is going to present a “Southern perspective” of the Civil War, do you cringe or roll your eyes and say something like, ”oh no, here we go?” Is it possible to deliver a non-slanted “Southern perspective” of the war without tripping over all of the perspectives that actually make up THE Southern perspective of […]
See Moses McConnell, Tennessee Unionist.
If modern Confederate remembrance does not come close to accurately capturing the true definition of Southern heritage in the Civil War era, what does? I’ll be posting on this in the coming week. In the meantime, hat-tip to Kevin at Civil War Memory for making us aware of a YouTube clip, and a “well-done” to […]
Revisiting one of my earlier posts in which I offered my thoughts on a post made by Kevin Levin in his Civil War Memory blog, and having seen this post in another blog, I’m again drawn to some of the thoughts that I’ve had regarding the way that “Black Confederates” are being “remembered.” Regretfully, we still know little about […]
See Sneaky practices by the “Yankees.”
See Freedmen’s Bureau Reports for Page County. The article was developed based upon information available through the Valley of the Shadow’s “The Freedmen’s Bureau Records.”
See Hiram Hulin seeks justice for murdered sons by “Renegade South” (aka Victoria E. Bynum).
In addition to regular posts, I’m going to start a practice here of creating mini-posts to announce when posts are created in the micro-blogs.
In trying to figure out the best way to express my feelings in a post about the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, I think I’ve stepped back a bit in my own memory. In my youth, Lincoln was, quite honestly, a significant factor in developing my interest in the American Civil War. I can still […]
Just days short of the one year anniversary of this blog and I’m now at post #200. I’m not too disappointed with the experience and am quite pleased with the steady increase in readership. For the month of January alone, this blog was viewed over 4,200 times (2,836 visits) as opposed to, for example, August […]
After I ranted a little about not getting snow this year (in the upper Shenandoah), it finally arrived last week. Five inches of the stuff was just enough to take the sled out, have a couple of snowball fights, and bring on the need for a great cup of hot chocolate. So, Jenny’s offer to ship some from up around […]
I know, I’ve talked about this before, but clearly, the view of the Civil War in terms of “Southern perspective” suggests something… singular… even an implied “unity” as a people in support of “Cause.” It is reflected in the way that some people represent ”Southern perspective” as ”Confederate perspective.” Plurality is missing, and therefore the singular representation misleads, […]
I was delighted to hear from Victoria Bynum (Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War) last night via a comment made by her in my Southern Unionists Chronicles site. Not only was it great to hear from her, but it is even better knowing that she has launched her own blog, Renegade South. For those who […]
Carrying over from last night’s post… Ya gotta admit, Stuart is in full form in this shot with the M1 Abrams!