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  • August 17, 2017

     

    John Mitchell, Jr. abstained from voting on the appropriation of city money to fund the unveiling parade for the Robert E. Lee monument in 1890. Mitchell, a city alderman for Jackson Ward, a banker, and editor of the African American

  • August 16, 2017

     

    By Robert Hancock
    Senior Curator & Director of Collections

    Both Jefferson and Varina Davis were voracious readers, so it seems only fitting that novelist, poet, biographer, and historian Sir Walter Scott should

  • August 15, 2017

    Earlier this summer, comments on one of our Facebook posts sparked a larger conversation about recurring debates about the Civil War. We asked our visitors, social media audiences, and staff to generate a list of the questions or topics about

  • August 14, 2017

     

    Jefferson Davis’ monument says a strange thing if you are not ready for it.

    “As citizen, soldier, statesman, he enhanced the glory and enlarged the fame of the United States. When his allegiance to that government was terminated

  • August 11, 2017

     

    By John Coski
    Historian

    Most Civil War students are familiar with the parole passes issued to the soldiers of General R. E. Lee’s army at Appomattox in April 1865. But what about the almost 200,000 Confederate

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