Finding History in the Little Moments

Charles Babcock, New York City, 2019
About Author Page

As a writer and historian, the best stories are always the ones we tell our friends. Those that are worth repeating stay with us the longest. I try to find great stories, places, and facts to present in articles and posts. On this page you will find opinion essays, photo galleries and digital exhibits from places I have visited, and a collection of my reviews on books that have entertained or informed me.

I currently reside in Augusta, Georgia and the primary focus of my work will be related to the CSRA (Central Savannah River Area). Before moving here, I lived in Washington, D.C. and became enamored with the study of American history. I spend most of my free time exploring out-of-the-way historical sites and chronical those adventures. History is made up of all the little moments and I find that those are often the most breathtaking. We do not have to relegate history and the study of the past to some corner of our grade school or college studies. As individuals we, whether or not we are aware of it, make our own history every day. Those intimate moments in time are the most important to me. The story of someone’s life can paint a picture worth a thousand words. The goal of my work is to provide the social context and human connection that so many often miss when discussing history in statistical values and dates. So, explore this site and I hope it moves you to make your own journey into the small historical moments around you.

Recent Articles

  • Stone Mountain: A Monument to Terror
    Stone Mountain, Georgia, is home to a 90-foot granite face carving of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Although there were no Civil War battles near Stone Mountain and none of the men appearing in the carvings were from Georgia. In recent years, with the increased awareness of police brutality against black Americans, the monument has come under immense pressure to be destroyed.
  • The Future of History in the U.S. Education System
    Critical Race Theory has once again become a highly contested topic in the U.S. Over the past few months, some states have been attempting to restrict any form of it from public school systems. In 2020, former President Donald Trump instructed federal agencies to end racial sensitivity training and eliminated federal funding to any school districts that included it as part of their curriculum, calling it “divisive, un-American propaganda”
  • A.H. Stephens State Park in Crawfordville
    The A.H. Stephens Historic State Park sits nestled in the remote, quiet town of Crawfordsville, GA. Named after the Vice President of the Confederate States of America, Alexander Hamilton Stephens….

Mountain Meadows Massacre Interactive Exhibit