Defining Southern Heritage in Civil War Remembrance

Posted on February 15, 2009 by


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 Caitlin for putting that clip together with a post on her blog. It certainly merits further discussion. Among other things, I’m left wondering if our reflections are still limited. When looking back at the Civil War era South some are clearly seeing Southern heritage as being one in the same as Confederate heritage. Yet, are others limited to seeing slaves as the only dimension being forgotten in Civil War era South remembrance/historic representation?