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    Ulysses S. Grant's Memoirs

    John Marszalek, editor of an annotated edition of Ulysses S. Grant’s memoirs, discussed Grant’s process for writing, his relationship with Abraham Lincoln and why he focused on the Civil…

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    Panel Discussion on Controversial Generals of the Civil War

    Historians answered audience questions about Civil War generals, including which ones have been the most loved and hated through history. They also talked about which generals had the best…

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    Lincoln and the Fort Sumter Crisis

    When Abraham Lincoln took office in 1861, he admitted that he knew “little about ships.” Yet the first military crisis he faced prior to the start of the Civil War occurred in the Charleston Harbor at…

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    Confederate Admiral: The Life and Wars of Franklin Buchanan

    Mr. Symonds talked about his book, Confederate Admiral: The Life and Wars of Franklin Buchanan, published by the United States Naval Institute. He focused on the career of Buchanan, from…

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    Lincoln and His Admirals

    Craig Symonds talked about the U.S. Navy’s role in the Civil War. Mr. Symonds is also the author of the book, Stonewall of the West, published by University Press of Kansas.