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    Reconstruction in Tennessee

    Historians talked about the Reconstruction era and the various ways historians have viewed the period over time. They also spoke about Reconstruction in Tennessee, and how some…

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    Life and Career of Godfrey Weitzel

    G. William Quatman talked about Union Army Major General Godfrey Weitzel and his role in the fall of Richmond and the end of the U.S. Civil War. Born in Germany, Godfrey Weitzel immigrated…

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    Morning Panelists at Civil War Symposium

    Panelists from the morning sessions of a symposium on the end of the Civil War responded to questions submitted from the audience. “Causes Won and Lost: The End of the Civil…

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    Afternoon Panelists at Civil War Symposium

    Panelists from the afternoon sessions of a symposium on the end of the Civil War responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.  “Causes Won and Lost: The End of…

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    African-American Views of the Civil War

    Panelists talked about African American views of the Civil War, including those of emancipated slaves, the U.S. Colored Troops, and political leaders such as Frederick Douglass and W.E.B.…

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    Union Views of the Civil War

    Panelists talked about the “Union Cause” view of the Civil war, which was the primary view among Northern soldiers and civilians, and its legacy in postwar American politics and…

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    Confederate Views of the Civil War

    Panelists talked about the pro-Confederate “Lost Cause” view of the Civil War and its legacy in postwar American politics and culture “The Lost Cause” was a panel…

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    Confederate Surrender and Lincoln's Assassination

    Panelists talked about the Civil War surrenders of the Confederate armies, reasons for the Union victory, and how President Lincoln and his assassination affected the peace process.…

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    Civil War Symposium Introductory Remarks

    Speakers delivered introductory remarks at “Causes Won and Lost: The End of the Civil War,” a symposium on the end of the Civil War hosted by the Virginia Sesquicentennial of…

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    Ceremony at Appomattox Re-enactor Interviews, Part 2

    Civil War re-enactors at the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox talked about the end of the Civil War.

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    Ceremony at Appomattox Re-enactor Interviews, Part 1

    Civil War re-enactors at the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox talked about the end of the Civil War.

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    David Blight on the Legacies of Appomattox

    David Blight talked about the legacies of Appomattox during keynote remarks at a 150th anniversary commemoration of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court…

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    Open Phones with David Blight

    David Blight, author of Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, talked about his book and responded to viewer questions. This program took place at the 150th anniversary…

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    Open Phones with Elizabeth Varon

    Elizabeth Varon, author of Appomattox: Victory, Defeat and Freedom at the End of the Civil War, talked about her book and responded to viewer questions. This program took place at the 150th…

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    Open Phones with Generals Grant and Lee Portrayers

    Portrayers of Civil War Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee responded to viewer questions. This program took place at the 150th anniversary commemoration of Confederate General…

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    Surrender at Appomattox 150th Anniversary

    American History TV was LIVE from Appomattox Court House National Historical Park for a ceremony marking the exact time on April 9, 1865, that Generals Grant and Lee met at the McLean House…

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    Appomattox Campaign

    Chris Calkins talked about the military maneuvers of the Union and Confederate armies that brought them to Appomattox following the fall of Petersburg and Richmond. “The Appomattox…

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    Richmond in 1865

    Michael Gorman talked about Richmond, Virginia, in 1865 and what historians could learn from photographs from the period. “Photo Forensics: Richmond, 1865” was a session of the…

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    Fall of Petersburg

    Tracy Chernault talked about the long standoff between the armies of Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant in the entrenchments outside of Petersburg, Virginia, in 1864 and the final…

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    Legacies of the Civil War

    Historian John Hennessy talked about the legacies of the U.S. Civil War. “Freedom, the Civil War and its Legacies” was a session of the 16th annual Longwood University Civil War…

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