Truth in Civil War history

I had promised to start this thread today but it will have to wait, sorry to say. Meanwhile, have a look at this 1913 speech, "Truth in History."
The crying need in the study of history to-day is humility.

Yes. Still.

... remember, in short, that for very, very much history there is more importance in the ancient error than in the new-found truth.

That will be our starting point.