Richard Gardiner

Richard Gardiner

Dr. Richard Gardiner became a member of the faculty at Columbus State University in 2009. He is the program director for history education. He teaches methods courses, educational diversity and educational foundations courses, as well as freshman learning communities.

Family members of fallen soldiers prepare to decorate graves in May of 1899. (Library of Congress)

The forgotten history of Memorial Day grew up in aftermath of Civil War

By: - May 30, 2022

In the years following the bitter Civil War, a former Union general took a holiday originated by former Confederates and helped spread it across the entire country. The holiday was Memorial Day, an annual commemoration was born in the former Confederate States in 1866 and adopted by the United States in 1868. It is a […]