Tag: civil war

  • Hallmarks of the Politically Correct Myth of the American Civil War

    Editor’s Note: I’d like to welcome those of you coming from either Brooks Simpson’s Civil Warriors post or his updated version at Crossroads.  Before you read further, I urge you to read our disclaimer here at TOCWOC, which reads: The views of each individual TOCWOC blogger do not necessarily reflect the views of the group […]

  • Review: The General and Monaville, Texas

    The General and Monaville, Texas By Joe G. Bax 168 pages Aug. 1, 2009 Emerald Book Company Touching on a piece of history that I think is too often overlooked, author Joe G. Bax successfully paints a vivid picture of a small Texas town during the tumultuous period that followed the Civil War. With a […]

  • How Do You Pronounce These Civil War Names and Places?

    While listening to Volume 1 of Shelby Foote’s The Civil War, A Narrative, Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville as an audiobook on my iPod during the drive to and from work, I’ve noticed a LOT of names and places being butchered by the narrator.  And then I got to thinking.  How do I *know* […]

  • Ghosts of the South, Blowin’ in the Wind

    Bob Dylan, who by this time should probably be classed as a cultural institution, weighs in on Barack Obama, Elvis, US Grant and the Civil War ghosts of the South in the venerable Times of London. Turns out he read Grant’s autobiography. Who knew? He begins by talking about Obama’s Kansas roots: You know, like […]

  • Soldiers still tell their story at Historic Blenheim

    For Civil War buffs who live anywhere near Fairfax, Va., I wanted to bring to your attention a newly-opened museum and interpretive center called Historic Blenheim. If you’ve ever walked into a historic building and said, “if only the walls could talk”  — you’re in luck at Historic Blenheim, because in this case they do. […]

  • Birthday of a Confederate cavalryman

    Even those of you who are Civil War buffs may not be aware that today (Dec. 6) is the 175thanniversary of the birth of Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916). I know this because the inspiration for the main character in my Civil War novel came from Mosby – a charismatic officer who was the leader […]

  • Southern Seahawk: A Novel of the Civil War at Sea

    Southern Seahawk: A Novel of the Civil War at Sea Though I am a big fan of the War Between the States, I am not very knowledgeable about that part of the conflict that took place on the high seas. I found Southern Seahawk, the first novel in the Seahawk Trilogy, to be a great […]