Wayne Franklin recently had the pleasure of conversing with first-time filmmaker Robert Persons about his wonderfully rich film General Orders No. 9. Appropriately, Wayne asked him nine questions:Read more
The CSS Hunley was, for many years, the stuff of legend: a human-powered Confederate submarine, the first submarine ever to sink an enemy ship in combat. Tragically, the Hunley itself sank after delivering its deadly payload. Some years ago, the Hunley was located and raised from the depths to begin a […]Read more
A recent Associated Press story delved into the question of why black citizens are largely avoiding commemorations of the Civil War. Admittedly, the Sesquicentennial is only a few weeks old, but the account they present certainly points to the beginning of a trend. It’s possible that, as events migrate toward Northern battlefields or commemorate events in […]Read more
Twanglish Lessons is your bi-weekly guide to mastering the finer points of the Southern Language. Remember, it’s not English; it’s Twanglish.
In keeping with our theme for the week, we’re breaking from the usual structure of our Twanglish Lesson. Today, we’re bringing you a collection of slang and colloquial terms that were common during the Civil War.Read more
Another Memorial Day has come and gone and I suspect few people paused to honor or think about the 260,000 Confederate soldiers who died during the Civil War. No surprise. It wouldn’t be politically correct to do so, right? After all, Johnny Reb wasn’t doing battle on behalf of the United States of America. And […]Read more