Filter by

Civil War Institute

Sorted by Most Recent Airing

Showing 1 - 20 of 39 Show 39
  • [alt text]

    1864 Overland Campaign

    Peter Carmichael and Gordon Rhea talked about the tactics of generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant during the 1864 Overland Campaign in Virginia, which included the Battle of the…

    491 views
  • [alt text]

    Civil War Prison Camps and Prisoners of War

    Eric Leonard talked about the rise of prison camps during the Civil War and the harsh life soldiers endured as prisoners of war. Mr. Leonard described how the prison camps were…

    256 views
  • [alt text]

    U.S. Colored Troops and the Battle of the Crater

    Emmanuel Dabney talked about the role of the U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War Battle of the Crater during the siege of Petersburg. After weeks of tunneling, on July 30, 1864, Union…

    564 views
  • [alt text]

    1864 Atlanta Campaign

    Professor Keith Bohannon talked about General William Tecumseh Sherman’s 1864 Atlanta campaign. In the summer of 1864, General Sherman marched south from Chattanooga into Georgia…

    409 views
  • [alt text]

    John Bell Hood’s Tennessee Campaign

    Professor Brian Craig Miller talked about Confederate General John Bell Hood’s Tennessee Campaign, also known as the Franklin-Nashville Campaign, a series of battles of the U.S. Civil…

    414 views
  • [alt text]

    Sand Creek Massacre

    Professor Ari Kelman talked about the Sand Creek Massacre. The attack took place on November 29, 1864 when members of the Colorado Territory militia attacked a Cheyenne and Arapaho…

    473 views
  • [alt text]

    Burning of Chambersburg

    Professor Megan Kate Nelson talked about the burning of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on July 30, 1864, during the U.S. Civil War. Confederate General John McCausland and his troops…

    534 views
  • [alt text]

    Ulysses S. Grant and Virginia in 1864

    Professor Brooks Simpson talked about Union General Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign, which was a series of battles fought in Virginia during May and June of 1864 during the U.S.…

    898 views
  • [alt text]

    Generalship of Robert E. Lee

    Professor Peter Carmichael talked about the military strategies of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. “Robert E. Lee and the Search for a Battle of Annihilation” was a…

    817 views
  • [alt text]

    Career of Civil War Historian Bruce Catton

    Civil War author and historian David Blight talks about the career and influence of one of his predecessors in the field, Bruce Catton. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Catton researched…

    1,522 views
  • [alt text]

    150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson, and others spoke at an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg…

    955 views
  • [alt text]

    The Civil War in 1863

    Panelists talked about the state of the Civil War in 1863. They spoke about the cultural, political, and military perspectives on the war, and compared aspects of the conflict with more…

    1,399 views
  • [alt text]

    Pickett's Charge

    Civil War historians talked about Confederate commander Robert E. Lee’s decision to order an assault on the Union center, often referred to as Pickett’s Charge, that took place…

    2,237 views
  • [alt text]

    Mark Grimsley's The Hard Hand of War

    Panelists discussed Mark Grimsley’s book, The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865, which was the featured book of the 2012 Civil War Institute…

    1,204 views
  • [alt text]

    Civil War Blogging

    History writers and Internet journalists talked about online debate on Civil War history and their role in fostering conversation about the Civil War. Topics included academic…

    699 views
  • [alt text]

    Emancipation and the Civil War

    President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation 150 years ago on September 22nd, 1862. It ordered the emancipation of all slaves in any Confederate state that did…

    1,680 views
  • [alt text]

    Antietam National Battlefield Tour

    Historians Brooks Simpson and Mark Grimsley lead a group on a day-long tour of Antietam National Battlefield, the 1862 engagement that is considered the bloodiest single day in American…

    3,089 views
  • [alt text]

    Images of Generals McClellan and Lee

    Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation Chair Harold Holzer talks about the photographs, prints, and political cartoons featuring two of the war’s leading generals, George B. McClellan and…

    833 views
  • [alt text]

    Images of the Dead at Antietam

    Harvard history professor and author Megan Kate Nelson talked about the battlefield photography and illustrations made in the wake of the Battle of Antietam in September of 1862. Many of…

    1,720 views
  • [alt text]

    Army Doctrine and Waging War in 1861

    Professor Wayne Wei-Sian Hsieh talked about the army doctrine employed by top generals in the Union and Confederate armies, and the resulting course of the Civil War.  “Old Army…

    977 views
  • Load 20 More