An Interview with Brian Matthew Jordan

Our conversation with Brian Matthew Jordan, a Lecturer at Gettysburg College and recent author of “Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War,” published by W.W. Norton. In this interview, Dr. Jordan discusses the experience of Union veterans as they navigated a post war society. In doing so, these veterans attempted to confront a war that did not see as finished and a northern public that did not understand.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest, Reconstructed

Today, Nathan Bedford Forrest is more popular than ever among the fans of the Confederacy. No doubt because he’s come to represent unyielding defiance, whether in victory or defeat, in…