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Jimmy Price
Works at The George Washington Foundation
Attended Norwich University
Lives in Fredericksburg, VA
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Ain’t I a Human? – Dehumanization, Then & Now
In my previous post , I lamented the troubling legacies of
the American Civil War that have been cropping up in recent headlines. In the
intervening weeks since I wrote that post, a new scandal has broken into the
headlines – a story which contains several ...
In my previous post, I lamented the troubling legacies of the American Civil War that have been cropping up in recent headlines. In the intervening weeks since I wrote that post, a new scandal has broken into the headlines – ...
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Being a Civil War historian who lives within a ten minutes’ drive of four major battlefields of that great conflict, I have grown accustomed to inadvertently stumbling upon historic markers or headstones that pertain to my li...
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May 12, 1864: Death of a Legend
The following is an eyewitness account of Maj. Gen. J.E.B.
Stuart’s death on May 12, 1864. Stuart’s adjutant, Maj. Henry McClellan, wrote
to Flora Stuart to explain the circumstances of how he was wounded and the
manner of his death. Flora had arrived at th...
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Just finished New Market Heights. My gr8 gr8 grandfather was there with the 36 usct co B. Gaston Becton is his name. Great work!
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A Heartrending Letter from Freedman’s Village
Every once in a while in my research I find something that transcends
the usual dry recitation of facts and events – something that leaps off of the
page and eradicates the 150 year barrier that separates me from the people and
events I am investigating. A ...
Every once in a while in my research I find something that transcends the usual dry recitation of facts and events – something that leaps off of the page and eradicates the 150 year barrier that separates me from the people a...
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Lest We Forget: New Market Heights Medals of Honor Issued 150 Years Ago Today
While the nation is busy commemorating the Battle of Sailor’s
Creek and Lee’s flight to Appomattox, today marks another, less famous
anniversary that is nonetheless extremely significant. On April 6, 1865 – 150 years ago today – the Medal of Honor
was autho...
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Fun with Facebook: New Market Heights Edition
For those interested in an exercise regarding history,
memory, and modern (mis) understandings of the American Civil War, I present to
you the following link from the Civil War Trust’s Facebook page.  Murica The link gives the full text of an article by Gor...
For those interested in an exercise regarding history, memory, and modern (mis) understandings of the American Civil War, I present to you the following link from the Civil War Trust’s Facebook page.  Murica The link give...
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We’ve Got a Long Way to Go: The Confederate Battle Flag, George Takei’s “Uncivil” Rant, & the Legacy of Race in America
Well, if ever anyone needed ammunition to bolster their arguments that the haunting legacies of slavery and the Civil War still impact our nation today, the past few weeks have provided an abundance of troubling evidence. I, for one, was very troubled over ...
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The Unknown Loyal Dead
Just around the corner from Mrs. Lee’s famed rose garden
at Arlington house lays a nearly-forgotten monument that was the first Tomb of Unknown
Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Erected in 1866, this massive crypt
houses the remains of 2,111 Union war...
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“Bully for Gordon!” – Fighting at Ground Squirrel Church, May 11, 1864
While many people are familiar with the Battle of Yellow
Tavern and the resultant mortal wounding of famed Confederate cavalry chieftain
J.E.B. Stuart, the hotly contested fighting that centered around Goodall’s
Tavern and Ground Squirrel Church in Hanover ...
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In Memoriam: Elizabeth Brown Pryor
Today the sad news was announced that Elizabeth Brown Pryor, author of the Lincoln Prize-Winning Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee through his Private Letters , was killed in a tragic car accident in Richmond, Va. I had the pleasure to meet Ms. P...
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Back in the Saddle (Again)
Well hello there, sorry for the prolonged absence! In my
defense, my wife and I recently welcomed a third bundle of joy into the House
of Price, so things have been a bit chaotic recently. Other than checking in to reassure you that I am still alive
and hav...
Well hello there, sorry for the prolonged absence! In my defense, my wife and I recently welcomed a third bundle of joy into the House of Price, so things have been a bit chaotic recently. Other than checking in to reassure ...
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A Few More Thoughts on Civil Discourse
As you may have seen, Kevin Levin has responded to my previous post and I thank him for taking the time to clarify a few things. He and I are certainly on the same page when it comes to
keeping the discussion all “about the history.” I was further relieved ...
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I work at George Washington's Boyhood Home.
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  • The George Washington Foundation
    Education Assistant, 2013 - present
  • Germanna Community College
    Adjunct Professor, present
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I am the Historic Site Manager for Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park and Ben Lomond Historic Site in Prince William County. I received my M.A. in Military History from Norwich University in 2009 and have worked for such sites as Arlington House: The Robert E. Lee Memorial, Richmond National Battlefield Park, and Germanna Community College. My first book, The Battle of New Market Heights: Freedom Will Be Theirs by the Sword, was nominated in the nonfiction category for the 15th annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards. The Journal of Southern History claims that "this slim volume offers considerable insight regarding the black military experience.” My  second book, The Battle of First Deep Bottom was released in September of 2014 . I also write about different aspects of history on my blogs Freedom by the Sword: A Historian’s Journey through the American Civil War Era and Over There: Blogging The AEF & World War I.

 

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  • Norwich University
    Military History, 2006 - 2009
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    History, 2001 - 2005
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