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    Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 1

    Historians Craig Symonds, James McPherson and Harold Holzer discuss the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1 through July 3,…

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    President Lincoln's Inauguration Re-Enactment

    A re-enactment was held to mark the 150th anniversary the previous day of Abraham Lincoln’s swearing-in as president of the United States on March 4, 1861. After the opening remarks,…

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    Antietam National Battlefield Tour

    Historians Brooks Simpson and Mark Grimsley lead a group on a day-long tour of Antietam National Battlefield, the 1862 engagement that is considered the bloodiest single day in American…

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    Shiloh Battlefield Tour

    The Civil War Battle of Shiloh took place April 6 and 7, 1862, in Hardin County, Tennessee, and resulted in a Union victory over Confederate forces attempting to defend two major western…

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    African-American Women and the Civil War

    Hari Jones, curator and assistant director of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum in Washington, D.C., talked about the contributions of African-American women during the…

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    Civil War Political Cartoons

    Historians discussed insights into what Americans thought about the Civil War and how they participated in the politics of the day that are revealed by magazine and newspaper…

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    Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided?

    One hundred and fifty years after the outbreak of the Civil War, a panel of historians debated whether or not the war could have been avoided. They also responded to questions from…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as Commanders-in-Chief

    This week on The Civil War, a discussion about Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as opposing commanders-in-chief. Historians Harold Holzer, James McPherson, and William Davis talk…

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    The Home Front of the Civil War

    Professor Gary Gallagher moderated a roundtable discussion on how the Civil War impacted everyday life of American families and households, as well as America’s industry and…

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    The Civil War Seven Days' Battles

    University of Virginia history professor Gary Gallagher talks about the Seven Days' Battles, a series of conflicts fought during the last week of June 1862. In those battles, Confederate…

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    General Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac

    Two historians discussed the generalship of Ulysses S. Grant. They focus on Grant’s efforts in leading the Union Army of the Potomac against Robert E. Lee and the Confederate…

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    Pickett's Charge

    Civil War historians talked about Confederate commander Robert E. Lee’s decision to order an assault on the Union center, often referred to as Pickett’s Charge, that took place…

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    Conduct of the Civil War in 1861

    Lincoln and Civil War scholars debated why the Civil War didn’t end in 1861, the year that it began. They discussed why the numerous advantages of the Union did not bring the war…

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    Civil War Battle of Shiloh

    Historians and authors discuss the Battle of Shiloh, which was fought 150 years ago in Hardin County, Tennessee on April 6-7, 1862. The battle resulted in a Union victory over Confederate…

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    Book Discussion on Fighting for the Confederacy

    Panelists discussed Confederate officer Edward Porter Alexander’s memoir, Fighting for the Confederacy, which he wrote in the 1890s about his experiences and observations during the…

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    The Caning of Charles Sumner

    Stephen Puleo talked about the background and aftermath of pro-slavery Representative Preston Brooks' assault on abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner on the Senate Floor. On May 22,…

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    Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia

    This week on The Civil War, two historians discuss Robert E. Lee’s leadership during the Civil War. They consider Lee’s education, his work as a general, and his ability to…

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    Images of the Dead at Antietam

    Harvard history professor and author Megan Kate Nelson talked about the battlefield photography and illustrations made in the wake of the Battle of Antietam in September of 1862. Many of…

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    Confederate Surrender at Appomattox

    A panel of historians presented papers on the narrative of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox that has been debated since the end of the Civil…

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    Battle of Stones River

    Panelists talked about the Battle of Stones River. Lincoln Memorial University history professor Earl Hess talked about Confederate commanding General Braxton Bragg’s role in the…

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