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  • Lincoln Lieber and the Law of War Panel
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    Lincoln, Lieber, and the Law of War Panel

    Author and law professor Gary Solis talked about the 1863 Lieber Code, authored by legal scholar Francis Lieber during the Civil War. The document was one of the first attempts to codify the…

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  • Lincoln Lieber and the Law of War
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    Lincoln, Lieber and the Law of War

    Panelists talked about the development of the Lieber Code, a code of war drafted during the Civil War and adopted by the U.S. Army in 1863. Prepared by legal scholar Francis Lieber, this was one…

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  • President Lincoln and Southern Civilians
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    President Lincoln and Southern Civilians

    Professor Burrus Carnahan addressed the charge currently prevalent in some circles that President Lincoln was a war criminal, primarily due to the suffering of civilians during the Civil War. He examined changes…

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  • The Civil War Fresh Perspectives
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    The Civil War: Fresh Perspectives

    Opening remarks were made for a daylong symposium, “The Civil War: Fresh Perspectives,” on November 20, 2010. The symposium, held in the McGowan Theater in conjunction with the National Archives…

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  • Analyses of the Civil War Panel
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    Analyses of the Civil War Panel

    Panelists analyzed moments, strategies, and actions that determined the outcome of the Civil War. After each author had talked about his book, they responded to questions from members of the…

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