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Decoration Day, Memorial Day, & Fallen Heroes – The Imaginative Conservative

By Peter Lawler Memorial Day originates with the Civil War as “Decoration Day.” Southern women took up the task of decorating the graves of what turns to have been hundreds and hundreds of thousands of their fallen heroes. Theirs was highly civilized work—a duty… Continue Reading “Decoration Day, Memorial Day, & Fallen Heroes – The Imaginative Conservative”

Robert E. Lee Reconsidered ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Craig Montesano Clearly, Robert E. Lee’s reputation has plummeted from the lofty height it once occupied. It is time to clear a path through the rubble of toppled statues and discarded plaques to examine the qualities of the authentic Lee, as well as the… Continue Reading “Robert E. Lee Reconsidered ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Robert E. Lee the Philosopher – The Imaginative Conservative

By Richard M. Weaver Robert E. Lee once uttered one of history’s most searching observations: “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.” What is the meaning of this statement, which is richer than a Delphic saying?… Continue Reading “Robert E. Lee the Philosopher – The Imaginative Conservative”

The Surrender of Fort Sumter ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Bradley J. Birzer The Battle of Fort Sumter lasted 34 hours, killed no one, and wasted 4,000 Confederate rounds and 1,000 Federal rounds. At that point, it was one of the largest artillery battles ever fought on North American soil… (essay by Bradley… Continue Reading “The Surrender of Fort Sumter ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Lincoln’s Uncertain Decision: Fort Sumter, 1861 ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Bradley J. Birzer — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/07/lincolns-uncertain-decision-fort-sumter-1861-bradley-birzer.html

Black Soldier Earned Medal of Honor for Saving American Flag During Civil War – American Defense News

Black Soldier Earned Medal of Honor for Saving American Flag During Civil War – American Defense News — Read on americandefensenews.com/2021/06/14/black-soldier-earned-medal-of-honor-for-saving-american-flag-during-civil-war/

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