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Revisiting the movie,”Field of Lost Shoes”… and the portrayal of “Old Judge”

December 19, 2014 by


It’s no mystery that I cared little for the movie the Field of Lost Shoes. Folks can go to Keith Harris’ online journal, The Americanist Independent (access is free now), to see the review that I wrote. In short, the story of the VMI cadets and their New Market experience deserves thoughtful consideration… and a film worthy of […]

Confederates by choice… or by circumstance?

May 3, 2014 by


Here were are again… on the eve of a major period of Sesqui events. Just to the east, there is the Overland Campaign… and closer to home, here in the Shenandoah Valley… there is Sigel’s advance up the Valley. Yet, to me, there are more than troop movements and battles, especially when May of 1864 […]

Do the little things matter?

June 8, 2013 by


It My concern in bringing this up might seem trivial to some, but it’s not. I assure you. Just stop for a minute and consider a couple of things… keeping in mind, of course, the Civil War era. When someone is identified as an abolitionist… what do you envision? When someone is identified as being […]

Reflections on Cold Mountain… and a little more

March 5, 2008 by


While the movie Cold Mountain has been out for sometime, I found a very interesting link to “Cold Mountain Diary.” Between this page and a few others, Charles Frazier (author of Cold Mountain) and others provide some great details about how the story came to be. Incidentally, I found this link through that syllabus that […]


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