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    General A.J. Smith's Guerrillas and the Battle of Nashville

    Professor Steven Woodworth talked about Union General A.J. Smith’s guerrillas, a contingent of the Army of the Tennessee, and their involvement in the Battle of Nashville in December…

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    General Joseph E. Johnston and the Atlanta Campaign

    Author and historian Richard McMurry talked about the U.S. Civil War career of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, up to and through his command of the Army of Tennessee and the Atlanta…

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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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    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, 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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    African-American Civil War Espionage, Part 2

    Hari Jones of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum delivered the second part of a two-part talk about African American intelligence and espionage efforts on behalf of the…

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    African-American Civil War Espionage, Part 1

    Hari Jones, Curator of the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, talked about the activities of the Loyal League, a secret national organization of men and…

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    General Ulysses S. Grant

    Author and professor Jean Edward Smith talked about the military career of Ulysses S. Grant, from his entry into West Point through his service and leadership of Union forces in the Civil…

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    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…

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    Coping with Death in the Civil War

    Panelists talked about the effects of over 700,000 Civil War deaths on the United States population in the mid-19th century. The United States lost about 2% of its population as a…

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    Book Discussion on Civil War Lover's Guide to New York City

    Author Bill Morgan talked about highlights from his book, The Civil War Lover’s Guide to New York City, in which he looks at more than 150 Civil War monuments, memorials, forts,…

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    Library of Congress Lincoln Collection

    Library of Congress Civil War manuscripts specialist Michelle Krowl presented selected documents and objects from the library’s Lincoln collection. He spoke at the 2013 Lincoln…

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    New York City Draft Riots

    Author Barnet Schecter talked about the causes, progression, and consequences of the New York City Draft Riots of July 1863. He spoke at the 2013 Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg,…

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    Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

    Historians and authors talked about the events and circumstances around Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, delivered Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication ceremony of Soldiers' National…

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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Harvard University professor John Stauffer talked about the origins and evolution of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” He spoke at the 18th Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium in…

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    U.S. Colored Troops

    Howard University history department chair Edna Greene Medford talked about the establishment, challenges, enlistment, and service of the United States Colored Troops during the U.S. Civil…

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    Rethinking Appomattox

    Elizabeth Varon talked about her book, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War. In her book, she discusses the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to…

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    President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

    Author, historian, and Lincoln Studies Center co-director Douglas Wilson talks about the Gettysburg Address, which was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago on November 19,…

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    Atlanta After the Civil War and Former Slave Abraham Galloway

    William Link talked about the Civil War’s effects on Atlanta. Also, David Cecelski talked about Abraham Galloway, a former slave turned Union spy and African American political…

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    Race, History, and Teaching the Civil War

    Participants talked about the modern context of the Civil War, how it is taught in classrooms, and improvements that could be made to those lessons. They also talked about the…

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