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    Siege at Petersburg

    Richard Sommers talked about the Seige of Petersburg, Virginia, which lasted from June 1864 to March 1865. He spoke about why the siege is unique in military history, and the importance of…

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    Pickett's Charge

    Civil War historians talked about Confederate commander Robert E. Lee’s decision to order an assault on the Union center, often referred to as Pickett’s Charge, that took place on July 3,…

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    Life and Impact of General Sherman

    Mr. Sommers talked about the life of General William Tecumseh Sherman and his importance in the U.S. Civil War. Mr. Sommers responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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