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    Fall of Savannah

    Todd Groce, president of the Georgia Historical Society, talked about the significance of General William Tecumseh Sherman’s “March to the Sea” campaign and how it has…

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    Burning of Columbia

    Panelists talked about the burning of Columbia, South Carolina, during the Civil War, and how the event has been remembered by the city and in history.  On February 17, 1865, Columbia,…

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    Former Confederates and Public Office

    Professor Taja-Nia Henderson talked about how the 14th Amendment not only freed slaves, but also attempted to bar from public office anyone who had aided or took part in the Confederate…

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    Civil War Confederate Firearms Exhibit

    Jon Zachman gave a tour of the Greensboro Historical Museum’s exhibit “Through the Collectors' Eyes: Treasures of the Civil War.” The exhibit features more than 150…

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    Book Discussion on The Man Who Would Not Be Washington

    Jonathan Horn talked about his book The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History, in which he recounts Robert E.…

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    Book Discussion on Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

    Karen Abbott talked about her book, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War. She spoke in Trinity United Methodist Church on Telfair Square as part of the 2015…

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    The Birth of a Nation, Part 2

    The Birth of a Nation is a 1915 three-hour silent film which traces the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction with a sympathetic view of the southern cause. Based on the novel…

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    Book Discussion on The Maltby Brothers' Civil War

    Norman Delaney talked about his book, The Maltby Brothers' Civil War, about three brothers who refused to let the Civil War destroy their relationship. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

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    Cowboys After the Civil War

    Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about how cowboys became a symbol for a newly reunited America during the Reconstruction Era. Using examples of Jesse James and Buffalo Bill,…

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    Civil War Soldiers' Letters

    John Emond read letters from ordinary Civil War soldiers, placing the letters in the context of the war as well as the soldiers' daily lives, which he says were defined by personal…

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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Professor John Stauffer talked about the historical origins of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and its use in American culture since the Civil War. He described the original…

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    Post War Relationship Between Mosby and Grant

    David Goetz talked about the post-Civil War lives of Confederate General John Singleton Mosby and Union commander Ulysses S. Grant after the Civil War and the connection they shared for the…

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    Civil War Battle Flags

    Travis Henline, site manager for West Virginia Independence Hall, talked about the significance of the 13 flags in the Civil War Flags exhibit, which are part of a larger collection…

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    Book Discussion on Rebel Yell

    S.C. Gwynne talked about his book, Rebel Yell: the Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson, about the life of the physics professor from West Virginia who went on to become a…

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    Women and Politics in the Civil War

    Catherine Clinton talked about what she called “parlor politics” in Washington, D.C., during the Civil War. She said that women such as Mary Lincoln and Kate Chase,…

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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…

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    Presidential Campaign of 1864

    Panelists talked about factors that had an impact on President Lincoln’s re-election campaign in 1864. They spoke about President Lincoln’s expansion of presidential war powers…

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    Book Discussion on Houses of Civil War America

    Hugh Howard talked about his book, Houses of Civil War America, about the homes of notable Civil War-era figures, including Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Clara Barton, and Frederick…

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    Patrick Cleburne at the Battle of Franklin

    Historian Damian Shiels talked about Confederate General Patrick Cleburne, an Irishman who fought for the South during the U.S. Civil War. General Celburne died in the fighting in…

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    Book Discussion on The Real Custer

    James Robbins talked about his book, The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero, in which he recounts the life and military career of General George Custer. In his book, the…

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