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… read more

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 maintain troop morale under challenging circumstances. 

This is the second in a series of sessions we’re airing from a conference organized by the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. The theme of this year’s gathering was Leadership and Generalship in the Civil War. 

The Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia hosted the conference, and this portion’s about an hour and 10 minutes. close

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

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  • Robert K. Krick Chief Historian (Former) Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park
  • J. Holt Merchant Professor Washington and Lee University->History Department
  • Carol Reardon Professor Pennsylvania State University->History Department
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Location:
Lexington, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 2, 2012
Last Aired:
Jun 3, 2012

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  • Jun 02, 2012 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 02, 2012 | 10:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 03, 2012 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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