What if the South Won the American Civil War

Here is an alternate history theory by the YouTube channel AlternateHistoryHub. The channel has some really interesting videos that are fun to watch and think about. I do enjoy alternate histories for their entertainment value. I am also believe that they have intellectual value. Alternate histories present ideas about the past into order to formulate theirContinue reading “What if the South Won the American Civil War”

Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 2)

In a previous post I wrote about the new project I instituted in my United States History classes which deals with the Confederate Battle Flag. In short, the goal of the activity is to have students reflect on how they view the flag and to evaluate that view as the school year progresses. You can readContinue reading “Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 2)”

Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 1)

Update: Due to the agitating nature of some comments, further comments that are off topic or argumentative for the sake of arguing will not be approved. As always, if you have an argument to present and evidence to back it up, please post. I am looking for good resources to use in the classroom. ThanksContinue reading “Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 1)”

Catoosa County Residents Meet About Secession

I came across this interesting article while looking into the history of slavery in Catoosa County. The passage, printed by the “Rome Weekly Courier” on December 21, 1860, lists the resolutions adopted by the county in response to the Georgia Secession Convention. I find it interesting that this small Appalachian county recognized the key issue that tore theContinue reading “Catoosa County Residents Meet About Secession”

152 Years Ago Today at Vicksburg

On July 4, 1863, John C. Pemberton formally surrendered his Confederate forces to General Ulysses S. Grant. Unlike his unconditional surrender policy at Fort Donelson, Grant offered parole to Confederate POWs. Grant made the decision not to attempt to feed or transport thirty thousand Confederate soldiers. Among those taken prisoner that day was one ofContinue reading “152 Years Ago Today at Vicksburg”

Vintage Baseball: A Re-enactment We SHOULD All Get Behind

How can one improve on the nation’s favorite past time? By taking it old school, that’s how. That is exactly what the Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball (TAVBB) has done.

What Indicates that he is a Soldier?

Update: H/T to Border Ruffian for running down some information on Carey, the slave in question. See his comments below. Overwhelmingly agitated by my previous post about Black Confederates, George Purvis has gone on the offensive. Georgy contends that my previous post is a display of “bigotry, hate and ignorance.” Specifically he says, 

Sunday Fun: “I’m so….”

For those of you on Facebook, you may have notice the recent “I’m so….” trend.  Ex: Someone recently posted, “I’m so Ringgold, I’ve done burnouts out of the Chow Time parking lot.” Of course, you have to be from Ringgold, GA to actually get the reference. Well, a couple of re-enactor friends of mine startedContinue reading “Sunday Fun: “I’m so….””

Did the Battle of Gettysburg Matter?

We are coming up on the 151st anniversary of what is recognized as one of the most important battles in U.S. History. Brooks Simpson posed a couple of questions about the battle on his blog.  Check out his blog and take a crack at answering when you get the chance. Following his model, I would like to pose some questionsContinue reading “Did the Battle of Gettysburg Matter?”