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  • Army of The Cumberlands Defense at Stones River
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    Army of The Cumberland's Defense at Stones River

    Chris Kolakowski, author of The Stones River and Tullahoma Campaigns: This Army Does Not Retreat, talked about the Army of the Cumberland’s defensive strategy during the battle of Stones River. This…

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  • Union General Lew Wallaces Monocacy Defense
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    Union General Lew Wallace's Monocacy Defense

    Ryan Quint, author of Determined to Stand and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864, talked about Union General Lew Wallace’s Monocacy defense. This talk was a part of a symposium on the…

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  • Emerging Civil War Conference
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    Geneneral Stonewall Jackson's Stand at Second Manassas

    Dan Welch, co-author of The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign, 1863, talked about General Stonewall Jackson’s stand at the Battle of Second Manassas. This talk was a part of a…

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  • General Robert E Lees Antietam Defense
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    General Robert E. Lee's Antietam Defense

    Kevin Pawlak, author of Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast Confederate Hospital, talked about General Robert E. Lee’s defensive strategy during the Battle of Antietam. This talk was a part of a…

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  • Siege of Vicksburg and Confederate Defense
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    Siege of Vicksburg and Confederate Defense

    Matt Atkinson, a former park ranger with Vicksburg National Military Park, talked about the Siege of Vicksburg and the Confederate defense. This talk was a part of a symposium on the “Great…

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  • Battle of Chickamauga and Horseshoe Ridge Defense
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    Battle of Chickamauga and Horseshoe Ridge Defense

    David Powell, author of The Chickamauga Campaign - Glory or the Grave: The Breakthrough, the Union Collapse, and the Defense of Horseshoe Ridge, September 20, 1863, talked about Battle of Chickamauga…

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  • General Robert E Lees North Anna River Defense
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    General Robert E. Lee's North Anna River Defense

    Chris Mackowski, author of Strike Them a Blow: Battle Along the North Anna River, talked about General Robert E. Lee’s North Anna River defense. This talk was a part of a symposium on the “Great…

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  • Union General John Bufords Gettysburg Defense
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    Union General John Buford's Gettysburg Defense

    Eric Wittenberg, author of The Devil’s to Pay: John Buford at Gettysburg - A History and Walking Tour, talked about Union General John Buford’s Gettysburg defense. This talk was a part of a symposium…

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  • US Colored Troops as Prisoner Guards
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    U.S. Colored Troops as Prisoner Guards

    Kelly Mezurek talked about the Union’s decision to assign U.S. Colored Troops to guard Confederate prisoners. She described the impact on Southern morale, particularly when Confederates were under African American…

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  • Civil War Defenses
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    Civil War Defenses

    Kristopher White talked about the views of early American military theorists on battle defense and how it was applied during the Civil War. He also spoke about how generals defended their actions during and after the war. This talk was part of a symposium on "Great Defenses of the Civil War."

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  • Interpreting the Civil War for the Public
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    Interpreting the Civil War for the Public

    Authors and public historians talked about how to make the Civil War era relatable to modern audiences. They discussed the state of Civil War studies and battlefield preservation in the…

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  • Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
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    Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

    Chris Mackowski talked about the May 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, which pitted Ulysses S. Grant and his Union forces against Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Mr. Mackowski detailed the…

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  • Battle of the Wilderness and Longstreets Counterattack
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    Battle of the Wilderness and Longstreet's Counterattack

    He also argued that General Longstreet's wounding during this battle greatly affected Confederate command for the rest of the war. This talk was part of the third annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, with the theme of "Great Attacks of the Civil War."

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  • Federal Breakthrough at Petersburg
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    Federal Breakthrough at Petersburg

    Edward Alexander, author of Dawn of Victory: Breakthrough at Petersburg, March 25-April 2, 1865, talked about the engagements between Confederate and Union forces around Petersburg, Virginia, in the spring of…

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  • Army of Tennessees Assault at Franklin
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    Army of Tennessee's Assault at Franklin

    Lee White talked about the Confederate Army of Tennessee’s failed assault at the Battle of Franklin. In November 1864, after Union General William Sherman captured Atlanta and began his “March to the Sea,”…

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  • John Bell Hoods Assault at Atlanta
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    John Bell Hood's Assault at Atlanta

    Stephen Davis talked about the 1864 Battle of Atlanta and the engagements on July 22 just outside the city. He focused on Confederate General John Bell Hood’s attack on Union forces commanded by William Tecumseh…

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  • Great Attacks of the Civil War
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    Great Attacks of the Civil War

    Historians talked about great attacks of the Civil War. They discussed what factors should be considered in evaluating engagements and which battles had the most military or symbolic significance. The…

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  • Civil War Battle Tactics
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    Civil War Battle Tactics

    David Powell talked about Civil War-era military theories, battle tactics, and formations. He described what military manuals were used and what changes were adopted over the course of the war. This talk was part of the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, with the theme of "Great Attacks of the Civil War."

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  • General James Longstreets Assault at Chickamauga
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    General James Longstreet's Assault at Chickamauga

    James Ogden examined General James Longstreet’s assault at Chickamauga and assesses the actions of the general during the battle. He argued that there was a difference between the formation Longstreet had planned…

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  • Discussion on the Fall of Richmond and Appomattox
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    Fall of Richmond and Appomattox

    He also spoke about similarities between Appomattox and the Battle of Bataan during World War II, and how Generals Grant and Lee's actions at Appomattox influenced later military leaders.

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