Memorializing the Most Important Surrender in American History

Two officers and gentlemen – fellow West Pointers – called it quits after a great Civil War.
“Over the fifteen decades since the end of the Civil War, the “memory” of the war has become increasingly artificial given that nobody alive today has actual memories of the war. Broadly speaking, however, these “memories” fall into two categories: the realistic and the nostalgic. Those two types of memories were already visible in the 1860s as exemplified by simple sketches and unselfconscious romanticism.”


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A Vermont Yankee in Southern California.
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