Browsing All posts tagged under »Confederate«

“My People” at Gettysburg… a top 10… ummmm… well, just a list

July 2, 2009 by


Since we are in the midst of “Gettysburg days”… and there is an effort afoot for bloggers to list their top ten Gettysburg books, I figured I’d do a little something different. I’m such a non-conformist… :-) Ever since my first visit to Gettysburg, when I was mere lad of 11, I’ve made it a […]

Blacks and whites in non-soldier roles with the Confederate army

May 21, 2009 by


I think there is something that is missed in all of these discussions about blacks in “service” roles with the Confederate army. Let me be more clear. We know there were some in the muster rolls of units, and to spare me the rants of those who completely fail to understand where I am coming […]

Defining Southern Heritage in Civil War Remembrance

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 […]

It’s snowing… well, a little

January 27, 2009 by


What one word can I provide that sums up this winter in the Shenandoah Valley? Hmmm… I know! “BORING!” We have yet to see an appreciable snowfall (dustings only). I know that those who have seen more than their fair share are saying “quitcherbitchin,” but it needs to snow or start getting warm pdq. It’s […]

Looking forward… and the thought of analyzing Southern Loyalist Claims

April 24, 2008 by


It might seem like I have laid aside my focus on Civil War “memory,” but I’ve actually been looking into beginning a run of posts that analyze Southern Loyalist Claims. In fact, what I may do is begin focusing on several regions (small groupings of counties in close proximity) within states and begin comparing the […]

Comparing say… a grouping of counties from Alabama with the Shenandoah Valley

April 14, 2008 by


I certainly believe that each area, no matter whether it be in Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina or in any of the states that made up the Confederacy, should be examined based on distinctive differences (demographics, slave population, etc.), taking each county and/or area, one at a time. So far, I’ve just focused on the […]


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