By Ed Payne Note: Nine years ago I began research on men from the Mississippi Piney Woods region who joined the Union 1st New Orleans Infantry Regiment in 1863-1864. I eventually compiled […]
I'm a historian of the nineteenth century South who taught U. S. history at Texas State University, San Marcos, for almost 25 years. My research interests center on people who lived outside the law--not necessarily "outlaws" as we might imagine them, but outside the law nonetheless. The southern Civil War home front, including Unionists and other men and women who fought against the Confederacy, mixed race communities, and racial identity are my special interests.
News Flash: As I was putting the final touches on the following report, I learned that the American Historical Association has awarded the movie The Free State of Jones the John E. […]
Venue: Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg Organizations: Virginia Center for Civil War Studies The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech presents a free screening of “Free State of Jones” on Saturday, […]
Victoria Bynum to deliver Walz Lecture at Southern Arkansas University Victoria Bynum will deliver the annual Robert B. Walz Lecture in Arkansas and Regional History, 7:00 pm, Tuesday, September 19, in the […]
I urge all to read Dr. Susannah Ural’s excellent essay on Civil War monuments, posted here: Let Us Speak of What We Have Done Dr. Ural is Professor and Co-director of the […]
By Vikki Bynum I’ll never forget the excitement I felt when, in the midst of researching The Free State of Jones, I came upon the WPA’s 1936 interview with Martha Wheeler, a […]
In the following essay by Chuck Shoemake, we learn about the wretched conditions at Camp Morton, Indiana’s federal Civil War prisoner of war camp. In the course of telling the story, Chuck […]