Volunteers in Blue and Gray

Historian James McPherson spoke to the many reasons why Civil War volunteer soldiers would choose to fight in the uniform of either the… read more

Historian James McPherson spoke to the many reasons why Civil War volunteer soldiers would choose to fight in the uniform of either the blue or the gray. He responded to questions from members of the audience.

“Volunteers in Blue and Gray: Why They Fought” was the concluding event of the Lowcountry Civil War Sesquicentennial Observance series of events, “Why They Fought,” commemorating the April 12, 1861, bombardment of Fort Sumter. This talk was held on the sesquicentennial of that event at Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, S.C. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Volunteers in Blue and Gray

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Program ID:
298987-1
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
First Aired:
May 14, 2011
Last Aired:
May 15, 2011

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  • May 14, 2011 | 6:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 14, 2011 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 15, 2011 | 11:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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