Nineteenth Annual Appomattox CH / Longwood U. Civil War Seminar

Save the date.  The Nineteenth Annual Civil War Seminar, hosted by Appomattox Court House National Historic Park and Longwood University, is on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Jarman Auditorium on the Longwood University campus, Farmville, Virginia. Appomattox Court House NHP will post details on their event page, but from the flyer distributed by Longwood University:Continue reading “Nineteenth Annual Appomattox CH / Longwood U. Civil War Seminar”

Robert E. Lee: Good, Bad and Human

For your consideration: The photo is from a Historical Marker Database entry, by my late friend Mike Stroud.  I might make the case this is more a “monument,” but the opening line says “in Memory of….” so maybe we put it in the memorial column. Regardless of how we categorize the object, there is aContinue reading “Robert E. Lee: Good, Bad and Human”

Petersburg as “Lee’s Keep”- in the grand strategic sense

Another great weekend at Longwood University for the Civil War Seminar (hosted by the university and the Appomattox NHP).  For those who could not attend, CSPAN was on site recording for the morning talks. I’m not sure when those will be rebroadcast, so “consult your local listings.” Unfortunately, the CSPAN crew did not record theContinue reading “Petersburg as “Lee’s Keep”- in the grand strategic sense”