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  • Three Days at Gettysburg Part 1
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    Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 1

    Historians Craig Symonds, James McPherson and Harold Holzer discuss the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1 through July 3, 1863, resulted in an estimated 51,000…

  • Emancipation and the Civil War
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    Emancipation and the Civil War

    President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation 150 years ago on September 22nd, 1862. It ordered the emancipation of all slaves in any Confederate state that did not return…

  • 1862 Western Theater River Operations
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    1862 Western Theater River Operations

    U.S. Naval Academy professor emeritus Craig Symonds spoke about military operations in the West during the U.S. Civil War. He focused on significant naval battles along Western rivers, the…

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    War on the Waters

    Historian James McPherson talked about his book, War on the Water: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, which presents a history of the use of naval forces by the Union and Confederate…

  • The Civil War Along the Atlantic Coast
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    The Civil War Along the Atlantic Coast

    This week on The Civil War, American History TV visits the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia. The museum hosted a Civil War Navy Conference in early March to mark the 150th…