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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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    Washington, D.C., During the Civil War

    John Richardson, author of Alexander Robey Shepherd: The Man Who Built the Nation’s Capital, talked about renovations of Washington, D.C., during the Civil War and…

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    Interpreting the African-American Experience

    Historical interpreters Nicole Moore and Bill Radcliffe described what it would have been like to be a female slave and a member of the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. They…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    1864 Franklin-Nashville Campaign

    Panelists talked about the significance of the battles of Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville, as well as the role of Confederate General John Bell Hood. They also spoke about the…

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    Battle of Cedar Creek

    Belle Grove Plantation and the National Park Service hosted a commemorative ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek. The battle took place in…

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    Siege at Petersburg

    Richard Sommers talked about the Seige of Petersburg, Virginia, which lasted from June 1864 to March 1865. He spoke about why the siege is unique in military history, and the importance of…

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    Panel Discussion on the Election of 1864

    Authors and historians talked about the impact and significance of the 1864 presidential election. Candidates were Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan, Lincoln’s former…

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    Radicals, Abolitionists and Lincoln's Reelection

    Michael Burlingame talked about the varying degrees of support abolitionists provided Abraham Lincoln in the 1864 presidential election. Candidates in the 1864 presidential election…

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    Emancipation and the Soldier Vote of 1864

    Jonathan White talked about the reasons more than 70 percent of Union soldiers voted for Lincoln’s re-election in the 1864 election. Candidates in the 1864 presidential election…

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    Summer of 1864

    Jennifer Weber talked about the political climate leading up to the 1864 presidential election. Candidates in the 1864 presidential election were Abraham Lincoln and General George…

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    Confederate View of 1864 Election

    Elizabeth Varon talked about the 1864 presidential election from the Confederate point of view. Candidates in the 1864 presidential election were Abraham Lincoln and General George…

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    Lincoln's 1864 Campaign Biographies

    Thomas Horrocks, author of Lincoln’s Campaign Biographies, talked about Lincoln’s 1864 campaign and how print media played a role in the presidential race. Candidates in…

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