News From Around the South 2/18 to 2/25

News From Around the South 2/18 to 2/25

ALABAMA: Judge Throws Out Law Protecting Confederate Monuments For more than a century, a 52-foot obelisk has stood in the center of Birmingham, Ala., a monument to Confederate soldiers and sailors who fought in the Civil War. In 2017, amid a national reckoning on...
Review: Civil War Prisons Reconsidered

Review: Civil War Prisons Reconsidered

Michael Gray, who edited this new book, opens the volume with a historiography of Civil War prisons. Before 1930, while there was a post-war stream of memoirs on the Civil War prisons, there really was a lack of scholarship on the subject. That changed with the...
News From Around the South 2/11 to 2/18

News From Around the South 2/11 to 2/18

SOUTH CAROLINA: Battle of Aiken Living History Event Celebrates 25 Years AIKEN, S.C. — During the final stages of the Civil War in 1865, cavalries led by Gens. Joseph “Fighting Joe” Wheeler of the South and Hugh Judson Kilpatrick of the North clashed in the...