Civil War

via The New York Times Opinionator: By the time Confederate Maj. Gen. Sterling Price invaded Missouri in September 1864, he had earned a reputation for his men’s lack of discipline. After authorizing the…







Richard Cohen takes a hatchet to the reputation of southern general Robert E. Lee in an opinion piece in the Washington Post: It has taken a while, but it’s about time Robert…



An interesting take from Edward Ball, author of Slaves in the Family, in the New York Times: On Dec. 20, 1860, 169 men — politicians and people of property — met in…