One of the most oddball monuments I’ve ever seen is in Charlotte, North Carolina, embedded in the sidewalk. Last summer, I finally went On Location to seek it out: the spot where Jefferson Davis heard the news about Lincoln’s assassination. Check out the video on ECW’s YouTube page.
As part of my quest, I also spoke with ECW’s Bert Dunkerly about the episode. Bert wrote about it in his ECWS book To the Bitter End: Appomattox, Bennett Place, and the Surrenders of the Confederacy. He’s really the star of the video!