Pamplin Historical Park hosts a symposium called "Generals We Love to Hate" looking at some of the more controversial military leaders of the Civil War.

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    9:00 AM EDT

    Union General Don Carlos Buell

    Author Stephen Engle described the military philosophy of Union General Don Carlos Buell and outlines some of the factors that have shaped his reputation. This talk was part of Pamplin Historical Park’s symposium called “Generals We Love to Hate” looking at some of the more controversial military leaders of the Civil War.

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    10:44 AM EDT

    Confederate General Joseph Johnston

    Craig Symonds talked about the contemporary allies and enemies of Confederate General Joseph Johnston, highlighting his rocky relationship with Confederate President Jefferson Davis. This talk was part of Pamplin Historical Park’s symposium called “Generals We Love to Hate” looking at some of the more controversial military leaders of the Civil War.

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    12:57 PM EDT

    Union General Joseph Hooker

    Historian John Hennessy talked about Union General Joseph Hooker, describing him as ambitious and aggressive on the battlefield, but also as one who tried to get ahead by diminishing the accomplishments of those around him. This was part of Pamplin Historical Park’s symposium called “Generals We Love to Hate” looking at some of the more controversial military leaders of the Civil War.

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    2:39 PM EDT

    Confederate General John Bell Hood

    Stephen Hood, author of John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General, talked about some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding the general. He discussed his access to John Bell Hood’s personal papers and how his work has brought new information to the debate about General Hood’s reputation. This talk was part of Pamplin Historical Park’s symposium called “Generals We Love to Hate” looking at some of the more controversial military leaders of the Civil War.