Make plans to join us for a book talk this Saturday with John Reeves. In his book, The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee, Reeves tells the story of the forgotten legal and moral case that was made against the Confederate general after the Civil War. The actual indictment went missing for 72 years. Over the past 150 years, the indictment against Lee after the War has both literally and figuratively disappeared from our national consciousness. The talk is included with Museum admission. Mr.
There is always more to explore when it comes to history--historians ask new questions and find new sources every day. If you’re new to teaching the Civil War era or approaching it with your own children and feel unprepared, here are some great books that provide information about slavery, the Civil War, and its legacies, as well as how to talk about these complicated topics with children.
Compiled by the staff at the American Civil War Museum
We know how difficult it can be to talk about issues like slavery and the Civil War with children: how do you make such a complicated topic simple enough for a 5 year old to understand--without making it seem better than it was?
The plight of refugees has been in the news a lot since the November presidential election. The phenomenon is not new, however. People have been displaced through disaster and war for millennia. The American Civil War was no exception.
Our guest blogger, historian David Silkenat, provided a glimpse into the story of one such refugee.
“Time heals all wounds and banishes all differences to naught. But the memory of men and deeds – men who gave their lives in deeds for a cause in which they honestly believed – goes on into indefinite generations.”
By Patrick Saylor
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Historian William C. "Jack" Davis will introduce his latest book, "Inventing Loreta Valesquez: Confederate Soldier Impersonator, Media Celebrity and Con Artist," Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox. Following his presentation, he will be available to sign copies of the book.