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    Book Discussion on The Presidents' War

    Chris DeRose talked about his book, The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them, in which he examines the Civil War through five former presidents, John…

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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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    Justice Holmes and the Civil War

    Panelists at the Supreme Court Historical Society talked about the impact of the Civil War on the life of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.  The 2014 Leon Silverman…

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    Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C.

    Each week American Artifacts takes viewers into archives, museums and historic sites around the country.  At the outbreak of the Civil War in the spring of 1861, Washington, D.C., was…

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    Washington’s Civil War Forts and Parks

    Panelists talked about the development of Washington, D.C.'s, Civil War forts, their role in the war, and their ensuing transformation into the public parks and cultural resources known as…

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    Desperate Engagement: Battlefield Tour

    Marc Leepson talked about his book Desperate Engagement: How a Little-Known Civil War Battle Saved Washington, D.C., and Changed American History, published by Thomas Dunne…

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    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…

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    Book Discussion on The Scorpion's Sting

    Historian James Oakes talked about his book, The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War, in which he examines a plan intended to produce a peaceful end to…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Conclusion of the Overland Campaign

    Historians and officials from the National Park Service commemorated the conclusion of the Overland Campaign, which took place in Virginia in May and June of 1864. In keynote remarks, Civil…

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    Union and Confederate Calvary

    Author and military history professor Louis DiMarco talked about the evolution and role of the Union and Confederate cavalries over the course of the Civil War. He compared the…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Book Discussion on A Most Unsettled State

    NiNi Harris talked about her book, A Most Unsettled State: First Person Accounts of St. Louis During the Civil War, a collection of memoirs, letters, sermons, and accounts that…

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    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.…

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    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…

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    Book Discussion on Soldiering in the Army of Northern Virginia

    Professor Joseph Glatthaar talked about his book, Soldiering in the Army of Northern Virginia, in which he provides a statistical analysis of General Robert E. Lee’s fighting forces…

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