Month: March 2021

William S. Rosecrans Portrait

An Ode to Rosecrans

Kevin Levin recently mentioned on Twitter that he was recommitting himself to blogging because of the ephemeral nature of tweets and how they quickly disappear down a Twitter feed. On that same theory, I present a little piece of prose poetry, with no pretensions to rhyme or meter, about General Rosecrans’s Civil War career. Despite his personal faults and awful… Read more →

My 2021 Liberation and Freedom Day Lecture

The March 1865 arrival of Union troops to UVA and Charlottesville, the liberation of the area’s enslaved community, and the lives of local Black men who served as Union soldiers and sailors were at the center of a panel conversation commemorating Liberation and Freedom Day in Albemarle County, Virginia. On March 3, Jalane Schmidt, director of the Memory Project, introduced the… Read more →