Civil War Era Studies
I spend a great deal of my time on the blog preaching (some might call it my soapbox) about the mantra, “Beyond the Battlefield,” and how Civil War battlefield interpretation should go beyond just the tactics used during the battle and military matters. Some have called me crazy, some have told me I am flat out wrong about what visitor’s want, and some have told me that if I talk about these things, I will fail. The problem with all those statements though, is that they imply that I am alone in this ideology. [excerpt]
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Dinkelaker, Jacob, "Freeman Tilden and the Civil War" (2011). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 190.