Small stories that don’t warrant full posts of their own:
- Stephanie McCurry, author of Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South, will be giving a 10-week online course beginning in January called “History of the Slave South” (above). Registration is free.
- The SCV has committed $25,000 to help keep the Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site in Irwinville, Georgia open to the public. Kudos to them for stepping up.
- The contentious dispute over the Confederate monument at Reidsville may be effectively over, with the installation of a replacement statue atop the restored monument at the UDC plot in Greenview Cemetery. The usual suspects are furious, but given (1) the city’s flat (and repeated) refusal to restore the monument in its original location (which they own), and (2) the fact that the core legal challenge to the UDC’s plans went nowhere, this is not a bad outcome. Glass half full, etc.
- Four Civil War battlefields may soon be rolled into the National Park System. Most of the property is currently held by the Civil War Trust, which should facilitate the process.
- Finally, everyone’s favorite Confederate heritage beard showed up in Florida to protest the possible renaming of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School.