Unsolved Mysteries: The Case of George Washington’s Broken Cane

Over at what Dr. Brooks Simpson calls “the gift that keeps on giving,” a new topic of conversation arose. This time, dialogue centered around the statue of George Washington that stands outside of the South Carolina State House. Washington’s statue, is not whole as it turns out. His cane is broken. The question is: why wouldContinue reading “Unsolved Mysteries: The Case of George Washington’s Broken Cane”

Dallas Moses Revisited

Almost a year ago I wrote a post about Moses Dallas; one of the SHPG’s “new finds” regarding black confederates. Yesterday, E.T. Bailey left a comment: It always bothers me when people use conjecture and pass it off as fact. Because the letter regarding Moses Dallas’ pay increase uses the word “retain” you assume thatContinue reading “Dallas Moses Revisited”

Nathan Bedford Forrest on Trial: Part 1

This is going to be the first in a series of posts looking at the testimony that Nathan Bedford Forrest gave to the Joint Select Committee to Inquire into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States in 1871.  With the release of Kevin Levin’s new book, Remembering The Battle of the Crater: War as Murder,Continue reading “Nathan Bedford Forrest on Trial: Part 1”

Dav Wants A Response

David Tatum, who runs the blog A True Confederate, wants my attention. It appears that Gary Adams wrote a lengthy rant/questionnaire on the Southern Heritage Preservation Group’s Facebook Page. Since then, Dav posted Gary’s statement on his blog and asked for comments from Corey Meyer, Kevin Levin, Andy Hall and myself. Well Dav, I’ll takeContinue reading “Dav Wants A Response”