Appomattox 150th: One hundred fifty-one years ago, Gen. Robert E. Lee surrended the Army of Northern Virginia to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthhouse... Village in Virginia. Here are some photos from the re-enactment of those historic events from the Sesquicentennial in April, 2015. More at http://apx150photos.com
Some cool photos of Civil War sites - and how they look today:
OK, here's another one of those "stop what you're doing and listen to this..." posts.
Yeah, you've heard this song a hundred times, maybe more, but you'll want to listen to this performance by the composer, his wife, and their family, and while you're listening read the story of how this quintessential "19th century" melody was created late in the 20th... "the fact that “a Scottish lament written by a Jewish guy from the Bronx” would become the de facto anthem of The Civil War—and, by extension, of the Civil War itself—makes a certain amount of sense. “The music had connected us to our past in important ways,” he says; it was “a living thing.” And you could say the same thing about The Civil War, which leveraged that quintessential medium of the 20th century—television—to tell the story of that quintessential event of the 19th."
If you live near Franklin,TN, come join us for the Civil War Roundtable on September 13:
In light of the recent controversies, and for those who think the Civil War ended 150 years ago:
Recorded 25 years ago....
"What we need to remember most of all is that the Civil War is not over until we, today, have done our part in fighting it, as well as... understanding what happened when the Civil War generation fought it. The Civil War is still going on, it’s still to be fought, and, regrettably, it can still be lost.”
-- Barbara J. Fields, professor of American History at Columbia University, born in Charleston, South Carolina.
If you recognize this voice, it may because you recall as song from the 70s called "Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues." But I remember Danny O'Keefe from a song called "Islands" that I played a LOT when I lived in Hawaii. We have become Facebook friends recently, and this morning I discovered he'd posted this haunting track about the end of the Civil War.
Just published: A selection of images from the Sesquicentennial of the Surrender at Appomattox - April 9/10 1865-2015. Coming soon - a Limited Edition print of "Grant & Lee - The Final Interview
Here are 9 galleries of photos from my junket to Appomattox, VA for the Sesquicentennial of Lee's Surrender. Please use this "gateway" link: http://apx150photos.com
A stirring photo montage from the Surrender Sesquicentennial at Appomattox.
TROOPING THE 28th NC INFANTRY COLORS: 150 years later at Appomattox Court House I had the honor to Troop the colors of the 28th Regiment North Carolina Infantry... Reactivated as the men reenacted the surrender of that glorious Regiment. Noah my GG Grandfather a Private in Company H of the 28th NC Infantry never made it to Appomattox 150 years ago........he died of wounds received in battle in August of 1864 ....but that day his blood coursing through my veins did........ quite possibly my favorite moment at the 150th Appomattox Court House Historical Park.