ComPost: Civil War


Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Bull Run, 1861 and the urge to reenact

Bull Run and the urge to reenact.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Civil War, reenacting, 1861

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Forget Yuri Gagarin! A Civil War primer for Fort Sumter’s 150th Anniversary

Today is all about Fort Sumter.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:38 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Civil War

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 01/07/2011

More myths about the Civil War

The Post this weekend includes a list of five myths why the South seceded. I helped make the accompanying quiz. It is rife with legitimate facts! Here are a few more myths about the Civil War: Stonewall Jackson got the...

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:59 PM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Petri, Petri | Tags:  America, Civil War, mythbusters, the power of myth