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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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    Confederados

    Professor Casey Clabough talked about Confederados, the descendents of Confederate Americans who immigrated to Brazil following the U.S. Civil War. “Confederados” was a session…

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    Forgotten Surrenders of the Civil War

    Robert Dunkerly talked about forgotten surrenders of the Civil War. “The Forgotten Surrenders: Alabama, the Trans-Mississippi, and Indian Territory” was a session of the 16th…

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    2015 Longwood Civil War Seminar, Introduction

    Patrick Schroeder provided introductory remarks at the third day of Longwood University’s 2015 Civil War Seminar.  The day’s speakers talked about forgotten surrenders during…

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    Civil War Closing Operations

    Historian Mark Bradley talked about the end of the U.S. Civil War and the closing operations that took place in North Carolina. “Fort Fisher to the Bennett Place: Closing Operations…

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    Legacies of Appomattox

    Professor Elizabeth Varon talked about the legacy of the Appomattox Campaign and Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender.  “Legacies of Appomattox: Lee’s Surrender…

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    Surrender at Appomattox

    Ron Wilson talked about Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865. “Surrender at Appomattox” was a session of the…

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    Battles of Appomattox

    Patrick Schroeder talked about the April 1865 battles of the Appomattox Campaign during the U.S. Civil War.  “The Battles of Appomattox: Final Fury and the Last to Die” was a…

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    Battles of Sailor's Creek

    Chris Calkins spoke about the Battles of Sailor’s Creek, which took place in April 1865 near Farmville, Virginia. “Black Thursday: The Battles of Sailor’s Creek, April 6,…

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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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    Burning of Columbia

    Panelists talked about the burning of Columbia, South Carolina, during the Civil War, and how the event has been remembered by the city and in history.  On February 17, 1865, Columbia,…

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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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