Monthly Archives: November 2017

“Writing Hood’s Texas Brigade” Blog Post for LSU Press

Over the last fifteen years, historians have increased their focus on the indelible link between Civil War military units and their families and home communities. This connection played a defining role in soldiers’ decisions to volunteer, to continue or abandon … Continue reading

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“Let Us Speak of What We Have Done” Blog Post for the Dale Center for the Study of War and Society

There’s an obelisk at Karnak built to honor Hatshepsut, one of the few women pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. Its inscription captures her curiosity at how she, who ushered in a period of prosperity and peace, would be remembered: “Now my heart … Continue reading

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“If These Walls Could Talk” Blog Post for the Dale Center for the Study of War and Society

In 1953, Nancy Hawkins Sellers entered the Jefferson Davis Soldier Home in Biloxi, Mississippi, known more famously as “Beauvoir.” It was created to care for impoverished Confederate veterans, as well as their wives and widows, who had been approved for military pensions. … Continue reading

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Speaker Interview: Hood’s Texas Brigade with Gettysburg Civil War Institute

2017 interview conducted by the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College in preparation for their summer 2018 annual conference. For the full interview click here.  

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