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Civil War blogging… content delivery or controversy delivery?

December 1, 2012 by

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UPDATE: **If there are still those who are critical of this post and my “agenda” in doing so, it’s not complicated. Look at my education in the “About Me” tab, at the top of this blog… a masters in history, and a masters in tech comm (with heavy emphasis on Web theory). This post was […]

D.H. Strother, April 27, 1861

April 27, 2011 by

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On the 27th of April I met a friend who was on his way to Annapolis for the purpose of visiting his son, then a cadet in the Naval Academy. I was easily persuaded to accompany him, and at an early hour we took the steamer for that place. As we passed Fort McHenry the […]

Remains of homes long gone

September 26, 2010 by

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While grief likely defined their last few months here, there are other emotions that come to mind regarding the stories of my Moore ancestors at Four Locks. Other children came to Cyrus and Catherine while here. In fact, my great-great grandfather, John Howard Moore (named, I believe, for a family friend, Jonathan Hower, who happened […]

A matter of treason: is it really so hard to accept?

May 7, 2010 by

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Kevin’s post earlier this week left me thinking about several things. I think it is an excellent piece about separating our sentiments today, from the sentiments of people from the past… and the complications that historians may find in being objective. I’d like to expand on this more later, in another post, but, for now, […]

Another new beginning, from a few years back

January 23, 2009 by

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“Alfred Waud’s drawing captures the exuberance of the Little Rock, Arkansas, African American community as the U. S. Colored Troops returned home at the end of the Civil War. The victorious soldiers are joyously greeted by women and children.” From the Library of Congress’ “African-American Odyssey, Part 1“ Dual-posted in Southern Unionists Chronicles.

What is the South and who is really attacking it?

October 31, 2008 by

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When considering the study of Civil War memory, I read regularly, and with great interest, the stories about Southern culture being under attack. What’s even more interesting is when Southern culture is defined by certain people through Confederate symbology (e.g., the Confederate flag, monuments, heroes, etc.). Is it, therefore, to be assumed that Confederate symbology […]

The last time a presidential candidate came to Harrisonburg, Virginia

October 29, 2008 by

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I was a bit envious of the jump that the A. Lincoln blog got on me in posting something about the historical significance of Barack Obama’s visit to Harrisonburg, Virginia. If you aren’t aware, the last time a presidential candidate came to Harrisonburg was in 1860, with a visit by Stephen Douglas! In regard to […]

Where did the zeal go for the “new frontier?”

October 28, 2008 by

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Apparently, I need to do some more blog surfing because I missed this post by Mark Grimsley. In a follow-up post, Mark posted Anne Rubin’s presentation that details her “disenchantment” with digital history as it relates to the Civil War. Her “Sherman’s March” project sounds ambitious, but well-worth the effort. Rubin is absolutely on target about the current state […]

A story for the day…

October 1, 2008 by

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It’s really interesting (at least I find it interesting, not to mention a little strange), but when I was working up a plan for my thesis (for my M.A. in history), I never expected it to go down the path that findings from research took me. Some would think that the student would have more control, but […]

“Perspectives” on the Civil War

September 3, 2008 by

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Noting two (see 1 & 2 ) different blog posts that mention a relatively recent newspaper article, I began to think about the reasons for giving a “sectional perspective” of the Civil War. In this article there is something about one of the goals of the SCV. Granted, the words appear to be that of the author […]

No need for “interpretation” when the facts were made clear some 90 years ago

August 30, 2008 by

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Recalling that I had something in my papers that deals specifically with the Virginia Servants’ Pension records, I started digging in my files and was happy to find something of value to the discussion about “Black Confederates.” More specifically, my finding addresses the need of some people today to insist that a “Black Confederate,” whether […]

Confederate headstones and the question of “willful” service

July 30, 2008 by

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Note: Feeling a need to clarify my thoughts on some matters, as of 29 August 2008, I added something to the points that I have made in this post. See another post for additional details. I’d be curious to see the V.A. headstone application stats. Specifically, I’d like to see how many Civil War headstones […]