Black Dispatches

Conflict: Civil War

Perhaps they had gotten so used to their slaves’ presence that they forgot they were there. Or perhaps opinions of slave workers were just so low that they didn’t think it mattered. Maybe it was a mixture of both, but … Continue reading

J.E.B. Stuart’s Hat

Conflict: Civil War

J.E.B. Stuart, Confederate cavalry commander, was known for cutting quite a figure in his dashing wardrobe, which included a red-lined gray cape and a plumed hat. So it should come as no surprise that a popular anecdote about Stuart revolves … Continue reading