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Thursday, September 29, 2022
Another Review, More Talks
Another review of the Montgomery book is out, see here. Apparently it will appear in the October 2022 edition of Civil War News. After ta...
Monday, August 1, 2022
NPR Adds Editor's Note to Juneteenth Story
NPR National Correspondent John Burnett this morning added an editor's note to his June 20 story about General Gordon Granger and June...
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Another Review of Montgomery Biography
The review below is from the spring/summer edition of The Journal of America's Military Past. The two prior reviews were by Civil War B...
Friday, July 1, 2022
NPR's Highly Dubious "Facts" and "Myths" about Juneteenth (revised)
August 1 note: NPR has now added an editor's note to the story linking to this blog post. "Four enduring myths about Juneteenth ...
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Juneteenth as a Hopeful Symbol of National Unity
(Galveston mural by Reginald Adams) In June 1861, when the jayhawker James Montgomery was commissioned by the governor of Kansas as “Co...
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Juneteenth Talk Coming Up Saturday; Plus Second Review
I'll be giving a free talk (with Q&A) about Juneteenth this Saturday, June 18, at 2 pm at the New York State Military Museum in Sa...
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Old Newspaperman Returns from New York
This is only Civil War related because I was speaking last night to the Civil War Forum of Metropolitan New York , an hospitable and appre...
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