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    War Crimes Trial of Henry Wirz

    Paul Finkelman talked about the military trial of Henry Wirz, the Confederate commander of Andersonville Prison, where approximately 13,000 Union prisoners died. The concept of war crimes…

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    Confederate General John Bell Hood

    Stephen Hood talks about his book, John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General, in which he looks at the military career, personal life, and legacy of…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sherman's March to the Sea

    Anne Sarah Rubin talked about Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea and the concept of “civilized war.” In November and December of 1864, General…

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    Overland Campaign 150th Anniversary

    Historians and officials from the National Park Service commemorated the beginning of the Overland Campaign. The ceremony included keynote remarks by Civil War scholar James…

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    Submarine H.L. Hunley

    James Speicher talked about the service, sinking, and recovery of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, and the three crews who served on the vessel. The H.L. Hunley was the…

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    Confederate Weapons Manufacturing in Georgia

    Jim Ogden talked about Confederate weapons manufacturing in central Georgia during the U.S. Civil War. In the fall of 1864, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman destroyed much of…

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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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