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Confederate Monuments: History?

On the general subject of Confederate monuments, I’ll start by saying that I prefer that monuments be relocated rather than destroyed, and interpreted in an appropriate context, and that monuments on places like battlefields are generally appropriate. A statue of Stonewall Jackson on a National Park site where he fought a battle is an example … Continue reading Confederate Monuments: History?

Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg

The question was recently asked, of a large number of notable American Civil War historians, what would have changed if Stonewall Jackson had been at Gettysburg? The general consensus was that Jackson would not have changed much, or that the way in which his presence would have changed things is not the one … Continue reading Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg

A Trap At The North Anna River?

Following the battle for Spotsylvania Court House, Ulysses. S Grant and George Meade’s Army of the Potomac had shifted around Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia again and moved south. Lee managed to reach his preferred defensive location of the North Anna River, and stood just to the south of it. Realizing … Continue reading A Trap At The North Anna River?