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Mathew Brady and Civil War Photography
Robert Wilson, author of Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation, talked about Brady’s photography before the Civil War and and how it changed in the following years. He also talked about the difference in subject matter and composition between Brady and other photographers at the time.284 views
Siege at Petersburg
Richard Sommers talked about the Seige of Petersburg, Virginia, which lasted from June 1864 to March 1865. He spoke about why the siege is unique in military history, and the importance of the conflict in ending the U.S. Civil War. Petersburg was crucial to the supply lines of the Confederate Army and capital of Richmond.504 views