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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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    Siege of Charleston

    Stephen Wise talks about how Union forces repeatedly targeted the port of Charleston, South Carolina, using a variety of tactics including the new naval technology of ironclad…

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    Union Army Field Artillery

    Lawrence Kaplan talked about the strategies employed by the Union Army’s field artillery command during the Civil War, with a focus on the role played by artillery in the battles of…

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    Civil War Battle of Cedar Creek

    Warren Perry talked about the Battle of Cedar Creek, which took place in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley in October 1864. The battle was fought between Confederates under General Jubal…

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    Legacy of Henry Wirz

    Michael Vorenberg talked about the legacy of Confederate Captain Henry Wirz, who was in charge of the Andersonville Prison Camp from March 1864 to his arrest in May 1865 for war…

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    Changing Military Strategy in 1864

    Kristopher White talked about the way Union and Confederate commanders attempted a variety of innovations in the final year of the U.S. Civil War. Mr. White is the co-author of…

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    Congress and Civil War Peace Terms

    Gregory Downs talked about the role of Congress following the end of the Civil War. Professor downs said that when Congress met in December of 1865, occupation of the South,…

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    William S. Rosecrans and the Union Victory

    David Moore, author of William S. Rosecrans and the Union Victory: A Civil War Biography, talked about West Point graduate and Union General William Rosencrans. An engineer and…

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    Congress and the End of Slavery

    Virginia Tech history professor Peter Wallensetin talked about the reconvening of Congress following the Civil War and how it attempted to address the end of slavery. br/…

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    Fall of the Confederate Navy

    Christopher Kolakowski talked about the fall of the Confederate Navy in 1864. Coming into that year, the Confederates were at the peak of their sea power. However, as…

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    Freedmen, Poverty, and Reconstruction

    Carole Emberton talked about the pervasion of poverty among freed slaves during Reconstruction. She described the government’s attempt to provide aid by establishing the…

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