Monthly Archives: June 2012

Stonewall Jackson’s Arm

By Colin Woodward Ever wanted to know where Stonewall Jackson’s arm is buried? You can read about it here. In case you didn’t know, Stonewall Jackson was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863 by his own troops … Continue reading

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“After the Battle,” an Antietam Image by Capt. James Hope

The other day, I came across this very cool image of the battle of Antietam drawn by Capt. James Hope, who made a sketch of the carnage while he was there. I’ve never seen a picture quite like this, especially … Continue reading

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Memphis and the Nathan Bedford Forrest Legacy

By Colin Woodward I was in Memphis for the first time back in late May. I visited for a rock concert, but it wasn’t hard to stumble upon Civil War history. About a block from where I stayed were markers … Continue reading

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My Visit to Lakeport Plantation in Lake Village, Arkansas

By Colin Woodward The Lakeport house in Lake Village (Chicot County) is the only surviving antebellum Arkansas plantation home along the Mississippi River. It was built around 1859, just before the war, and was recently renovated through the efforts of … Continue reading

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A Kinder, Gentler Klan?

By Colin Woodward Saw this post on someone’s Facebook today about the KKK in northern Georgia adopting a highway. I’m not sure if the folks in the picture in the article are waving to the camera or giving a fascist … Continue reading

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“Django Unchained”: “The D is Silent.”

By Colin Woodward Civil War scholar and blogger Kevin Levin, who is far more on top of things than I am, recently posted a link to an article on the the forthcoming film Django Unchained. It’s the latest movie from Quentin Tarantino. And … Continue reading

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The War of 1812 on the web and in history

By Colin Woodward While studying in London way back in the 1990s, one of my professors at King’s College said in reference to the War of 1812, “Don’t ever let an American tell you they didn’t lose a war until … Continue reading

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