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… read more

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 about how and why the experienced Jefferson Davis faltered, while the untested Abraham Lincoln triumphed during the war. The New-York Historical Society hosted this event. It’s a little over an hour. close

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

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  • William "Jack" C. Davis Executive Director Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.->Virginia Center for Civil War Studies
  • Harold Holzer Chair Lincoln (Abraham) Bicentennial Foundation
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Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as Commanders-in-Chief

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jun 30, 2012
Last Aired:
Jul 1, 2012

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  • Jun 30, 2012 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 30, 2012 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 01, 2012 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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