Tag Archives: Confederate Monuments

Removing History

In the past year, as a historian and author of books about Civil War monuments, I have been asked by friends and various people my opinion about the Civil War monuments being removed in communities across the country.¬† I admit … Continue reading

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Mississippi Monument at Shiloh

As mentioned back in September, the State of Mississippi dedicated a state monument at Shiloh National Military Park on October 10, 2015. This southern monument has been long in the works. The efforts of the Mississippi Veterans Monument Commission was … Continue reading

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Kentucky State Monument at Chickamauga National Military Park

In 1890, when Henry V. Boynton and Ferdinand Van Derveer began contemplating the idea of preserving the Chickamauga battlefield, they wanted it to honor soldiers of both sides of the conflict and perhaps even demonstrate reconciliation between the North and … Continue reading

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A New Book on Chickamauga

Well I have not posted anything for quite awhile. I have a really good excuse though. I have been writing a book on the monuments of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. This book is similar to the Shiloh book. … Continue reading

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Southern Women and Monuments

Southern women are remarkable. If your a Southerner you already know that. If not, you should get to know some Southerner women or at least learn about their outstanding actions in the past and even in the present. If were … Continue reading

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Bate’s 2nd Tennessee Continued

By 1900, Union veterans were busy erecting monuments on the Shiloh battlefield. Many northern state governments appropriated large sums of money to commemorate¬†their soldiers actions in the battle. It would be several years before Confederate soldiers received any type of … Continue reading

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Fighting Tennesseans- Bates’ 2nd Tennessee

It sits up a ¬†small ridge in a clearing across the road from the historic Shiloh Methodist Church. I am not sure many visitors even notice the monument or bother to follow the path behind the interpretive sign and Governor … Continue reading

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