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  • ExConfederates and PostCivil War Pardons
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    Ex-Confederates and Post-Civil War Pardons

    Author and former jurist Frank Williams looked at the question facing Union leaders in the post-war era: Should ex-Confederates receive pardons? He discussed President Andrew Johnson’s lenient…

    681 views
  • Battle of Gettysburg and Its Consequences
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    Battle of Gettysburg and Its Consequences

    Historian Edward Ayers talked about the Battle of Gettysburg and its consequences. He described how people in the surrounding areas might have experienced the battle and the logistics of…

    1,257 views
  • Freedmen During Reconstruction
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    Freedmen During Reconstruction

    Historians talked about what life was like for Freedmen after the Civil War and the overall successes and failures of Reconstruction. They spoke about educational opportunities, land…

    996 views
  • Reconstruction After Lincolns Assassination
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    Reconstruction After Lincoln's Assassination

    Frank Williams talked about politics and culture after President Lincoln’s assassination and the Reconstruction Era that followed. This talk was part of the annual Lincoln Forum Symposium.…

    944 views
  • Upbringings of Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee
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    Upbringings of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee

    Historian and author William Davis talked about the different upbringings of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee and how their childhoods impacted their later lives. Mr. Davis argues that Grant’s…

    2,092 views
  • Discussion on Mathew Brady and Civil War Photography
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    Mathew Brady and Civil War Photography

    Robert Wilson, author of Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation, talked about Brady’s photography before the Civil War and and how it changed in the following years. He also talked about the…

    923 views
  • Discussion on the Presidential Campaign of 1864
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    Presidential Campaign of 1864

    Panelists talked about factors that had an impact on President Lincoln’s re-election campaign in 1864. They spoke about President Lincoln’s expansion of presidential war powers and his relationship…

    598 views
  • Conduct of the Civil War in 1861
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    Conduct of the Civil War in 1861

    Lincoln and Civil War scholars debated why the Civil War didn’t end in 1861, the year that it began. They discussed why the numerous advantages of the Union did not bring the war to a swift conclusion. Topics included…

    1,459 views
  • 150th Anniversary of President Lincolns Grand Review
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    150th Anniversary of President Lincoln's Grand Review

    The 150th anniversary of the November 20, 1861 “Grand Review” by President Lincoln of some 70,000 Union soldiers at Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia, was commemorated with a re-enactment on…

    452 views
  • Jefferson Davis and Robert E Lee
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    Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee

    Professor William Davis talked about Confederate President Jefferson Davis and General Robert E. Lee, and the roles they assumed into and through the Civil War. He responded to questions from members of the…

    903 views
  • Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided
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    Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided?

    One hundred and fifty years after the outbreak of the Civil War, a panel of historians debated whether or not the war could have been avoided. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Frank…

    3,019 views
  • emMr Lincolns TMailsem
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    Mr. Lincolns T-Mails

    Tom Wheeler talked about his book Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War, published by Collins. Mr. Wheeler, a leader in the telecommunications…

    469 views
  • Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation
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    Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

    Panelists discussed President Lincoln’s timing of the release of the Emancipation Proclamation. They focused on the legal grounding for the proclamation and what it accomplished. The panelists also responded to questions from…

    524 views
  • emTell Me of Lincolnem
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    Tell Me of Lincoln

    William Styple talked about his book Tell Me of Lincoln: Memories of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and Life in Old New York (Belle Grove Publishing Company; October 1, 2009) and told stories of…

    435 views
  • emLincolns Avengers  Justice Revenge and Reunion after the Civil Warem
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    Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War

    Elizabeth Leonard talked about her book Lincoln’s Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War, published by W. W. Norton and Company. In the book she explored the role of Judge…

    286 views
  • Emancipation Proclamation as a Legal Document
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    Emancipation Proclamation as a Legal Document

    A panel discussion was held on the Emancipation Proclamation as a legal document. Frank Williams talked about the legal background of President Lincoln in the years before he was elected to the presidency. Kurt Schmoke…

    338 views
  • Lincoln and the Soldiers Vote in 1864
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    Lincoln and the Soldiers' Vote in 1864

    Judge Williams, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, talked about the reasons that 70 percent of the soldiers of the Union Army voted for Lincoln in the 1864 election.…

    333 views
  • Lincolns Second Inaugural Address
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    Lincoln\'s Second Inaugural Address

    Mr. Getty portrayed Abraham Lincoln at the 2005 Lincoln Forum. He recited President Lincoln’s second inaugural address.

    1,075 views
  • emThe Whirlwind of Warem
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    The Whirlwind of War

    Stephen Oates spoke about his efforts to recount Civil War history through the words, both real and synthesized, of some of the major actors. He recounted the war through a series of…

    226 views
  • President Grants Tomb Rededication
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    President Grant's Tomb Rededication

    President Ulysses S. Grant’s tomb was rededicated on the 100th anniversary of the original dedication and the 175th anniversary of Grant’s birth. Two bands and a color guard participated in the…

    575 views
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