Preview: C-SPAN’s coverage of Gettysburg 150th Anniversary

July 1st marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, and to kick of the celebration C-SPAN’s American History TV will be live all day long from the battlefield on June 30th. The weekly program “American Artifacts” has produced a 30-minute special, “The Monuments at Gettysburg,” where Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler take viewers around Gettysburg and showcase nine of their favorite monuments. Continue Reading Preview: C-SPAN’s coverage of Gettysburg 150th Anniversary

James Marten: Not Just Fading Away: Civil War “Veteranizing”

For Civil War veterans, every day was Memorial Day. They refused to limit their own commemorations to one or two days per year. Continue Reading James Marten: Not Just Fading Away: Civil War “Veteranizing”

Drew Faust on the Legacy of the Civil War

As part of a panel on PBS’s News Hour, Drew Faust discusses the disconnect between scholarly and public understandings of the Civil War. Continue Reading Drew Faust on the Legacy of the Civil War

Remembering the Civil War with Confederate Hair

With April comes spring flowers, events marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, and, in states across the South, celebrations of Confederate History Month. But if you’re serious about your commemorations, why not buy some Confederate hair? Continue Reading Remembering the Civil War with Confederate Hair