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    Life of Winnie Davis

    Heath Hardage Lee talked about the life of Varina Anne “Winnie” Davis, daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Mr. Lee described Winnie’s life growing…

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    Book Discussion on A Spy for the Union

    Corey Recko talked about his book A Spy for the Union: The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster. Timothy Webster was a policeman and then a Pinkerton detective before becoming a spy for…

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    Robert E. Lee in War and Peace

    Donald Hopkins talks about his photographic history book, Robert E. Lee in War and Peace, in which he presents images of Confederate general of Robert E. Lee accompanied by text discussing…

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    1864 Union Raid on Richmond

    Kelly Hancock talked about a thwarted Union raid on the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia in late February and early March of 1864. Among several goals of the operation was the…

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    Hampton Roads Conference of 1865

    James B. Conroy talked about his book, Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865, in which he describes what happened when leaders from both…

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    1864 Person of the Year, Winner

    Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected as…

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    1864 Person of the Year, Craig Symonds on Patrick Cleburne

    Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected…

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    1864 Person of the Year, Joe Mobley on Zebulon Baird Vance

    Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected…

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    1864 Person of the Year, John Marszalek on William Tecumseh Sherman

    Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected…

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    1864 Person of the Year, Harold Holzer on Abraham Lincoln

    Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected…

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    1864 Person of the Year, Gary Gallagher on Grant and Lee

    Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected…

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    Rise and Fall of Patrick Cleburne

    Michael Thomas talked about Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, a native of County Cork, Ireland, who settled in Helena, Arkansas in the 1850s. During the Civil War, Cleburne rose to command one of…

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    Book Discussion on Appomattox

    Elizabeth Varon, American History professor at the University of Virginia, talked about her book, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War, in which she recalls…

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    Remembering the Civil War

    Caroline Janney talked about her second book, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation, a volume in the Littlefield Series on the History of the Civil War Era.…

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    Battle of Chickamauga

    Will Glasco talked about the second bloodiest battle in the Civil War, the Battle of Chickamauga, which was fought in northwestern Georgia September 19-20, 1863. The campaign started with a…

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    Death of Stonewall Jackson

    James Robertson, author of Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend, talked about the death of Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. On May 10,…

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    A Spy in the Confederate White House

    Panelists talked about Mary Elizabeth Bowser, a former slave who became a Union spy in the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. She was part of a pro-Union spy ring run by…

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    Person of the Year 1863

    Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same question had been posed in the year 1863, who would…

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    Person of the Year 1863, Winner

    Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same question had been posed in the year 1863, who would…

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    White House of the Confederacy

    During the Civil War, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family lived in a Richmond, Virginia mansion. Now referred to as “the White House of the Confederacy,”…

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