PracticallyHistorical will be sharing personal observances of America’s greatest battle. Battlefields, and the memorials on them, should not be politicized.
Originally posted on Presidential History Blog:
James Buchanan was nearly seventy in 1861, a time when 75 was a ripe old age. The Election of 1856 When James Buchanan (1791-1868) was elected in 1856, he was a) the last President born in the 18th century; b) had a good reputation and resume of accomplishment, and…
Multiculturalism has won the battle for the right to tell our story. All cultures, regardless of their particular practices or beliefs, deserve respect. They must never be compared to ours, for this ultimately leads to judgements. Judgements hurt people, and in this world, that is not allowed. No where is this more prevalent than inContinue reading “Custer’s Luck”
Thomas Ward Custer rode to his death… along side his brother at the battle of Little Big Horn. The dynamic, rowdy pair had been soldiers nearly all their lives. Tom followed in his older brother’s foot steps, enlisting in the Union army at the age of 16. Though George achieved more fame, he thought the worldContinue reading “The Other Custer”
Historians must stop giving… credence to rumors of controversial historical figures fathering children with women they allegedly oppressed. This has become standard operating procedure for writers wishing to gain notoriety in the historical profession. Latch on to rumors, oral tradition, slander- and give it legitimacy through politically correct currents flowing through society. Thomas Jefferson and Sally HemingsContinue reading “Revision Gone Awry”
Myles Walter Keogh was born to be a soldier… the young Irish lad, stricken by the poverty of the Potato Famine, sought adventure and glory on the battlefield. At the urging of the Catholic clergy young Keogh enlisted in the Papal army of Pious IX. As a member of the Company of St. Patrick, Vatican Guards,Continue reading “Bad Medicine on the Battlefield”
Hollywood has attempted to tell the Custer story…in no fewer than 25 films, and dozens of portrayals in television programs. In the eyes of the movie industry, Custer must be portrayed as either a hero or villain. Custer’s death at Little Big Horn is such a considerable part of the American story, his true characterContinue reading “Custer on Film”
PracticallyHistorical is honoring the 144th anniversary of the battle of Little Bighorn this week. Sign in for posts on the battle and its participants.
Progressive historians like Charles Beard… went to great lengths to discredit the work of America’s first published historian, George Bancroft. The Nationalist school of American history revered our Founders and proclaimed American exceptionalism. Beard argued that America’s founding ideals were nothing more than a clever disguise for our true inspiration, greed. The New Left revisionismContinue reading “Expunging Our Past”
Jefferson is the obvious target… It may start with the Confederate flag… but this movement to radically alter our history will continue. Narrow minded academics like Paul Finkelman will fan the flames of discontent and dangerous media pundits will use tragedy to rally the uninformed to their nefarious cause. Jefferson is frustratingly complex and itContinue reading “It Will Happen to Jefferson”