Guerilla Warfare in the Civil War

Brown University professor Megan Kate Nelson talked about guerilla warfare in the American Civil War. Guerrilla warfare is largely… read more

Brown University professor Megan Kate Nelson talked about guerilla warfare in the American Civil War. Guerrilla warfare is largely characterized by its tactics, including ambushes and surprise raids of unsuspecting troops and towns. She said there were bands of guerrilla soldiers fighting on both the Union and Confederate sides during the Civil War. These small bands of men on horseback were very nimble and difficult to capture, especially Confederate guerrillas who often did not wear uniforms and blended back into the population after an attack. close

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Guerilla Warfare in the Civil War

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
First Aired:
Dec 7, 2013
Last Aired:
Jan 2, 2014

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  • Dec 07, 2013 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 08, 2013 | 12:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 08, 2013 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 01, 2014 | 2:40pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 01, 2014 | 10:40pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 02, 2014 | 6:40am EST | C-SPAN 3
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