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    Panel Discussion on the Civil War

    Michael Ballard, author of The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles; Timothy Smith, author of Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front; Thomas Parson, author of Work…

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    Book Discussion on Our Man in Charleston

    Christopher Dickey talked about his book Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South, in which he recalls the role played by Robert Bunch, British consul…

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    Battle of Mobile Bay

    John Quarstein talked about the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864, and the roles played by Union Rear Admiral David Farragut and the Confederate Admiral Franklin Buchanan. The…

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    Life of John Singleton Mosby

    Panelists talked about John Singleton Mosby’s life before, during, and after the American Civil War and the men under his command. Nicknamed the “Gray Ghost,” the…

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    Book Discussion on Valley of the Shadow

    Ralph Peters talks about his book Valley of the Shadow: A Novel, a dramatized history of the Civil War. He also spoke about the research he does for his books. Colonel Peters…

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    "Augusta, 1864" Exhibit and Civil War in Augusta

    Nancy Glaser talked about the role played by Augusta, Georgia, during the Civil War. Ms. Glaser, executive director of the Augusta Museum of History, spoke about the…

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    Panel Discussion on Civil War Photography

    Contributors discussed their book, Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War, edited by J. Matthew Gallman and Gary W. Gallagher. The book uses photographs to reveal…

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    Book Discussion on A Dangerous Stir

    Mark Wahlgren Summers talked about his book A Dangerous Stir: Fear, Paranoia, and the Making of Reconstruction, in which he presents his observations on Reconstruction policy following the…

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    Civil War's End and Aftermath

    James McPherson spoke about his book, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, and the end of the Civil War. He also spoke about how the conflict was still relevant 150 years…

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    Sherman's March to the Sea

    Jeff Shaara talked about the key actions and decisions of the commanders on both sides of Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea, including Grant, Sherman,…

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    Surrender of the Confederacy

    Gary Gallagher talked about General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, the conclusion of the war, and the Confederate army’s perspective on the reasons for their…

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    Civil War in 1865

    Aaron Sheehan-Dean spoke on the events of the last months of the Civil War, the participants' experiences, and the post-war world. He discussed the perspectives of the white…

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    Voting Rights and the 14th Amendment

    Panelists talked about how the end of the Civil War led to the 14th Amendment, which granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and eventually the 15th…

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    Women and the Battle of Gettysburg

    Jared Frederick talked about the different accounts of women and their families during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. He spoke about how the residents of the town, mainly women and…

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    John Coski on the Confederate Flag

    John Coski talked by telephone about the use and meaning of the Confederate flag. He talked about the recent events, and especially the discussions since the June 17, 2015, shooting at…

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    Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era

    William Blair talked about the response of Northerners to “traitors,” including extra-judicial actions that led to the modification of judicial practices and extended into…

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    16th Connecticut Regiment's Final Year of War

    Lesley Gordon talked about the stories of common soldiers coming to terms with non-heroic roles. She is the author of A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War, about a…

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    Book Discussion on The Cause of All Nations

    Don Doyle talked about his book The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War, in which he recounts the global reaction to the Civil War. In his book,…

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    Consequences of the Civil War

    Gregory Downs talked about the immediate period after Confederate surrender as an extension of wartime and through the lens of occupation. He is the author of After Appomattox:…

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    Book Discussion on The War That Forged a Nation and Lincoln's Last Speech

    James McPherson, author of The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters, and Louis Masur, author of Lincoln’s Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of…

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