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    Hollywood Cemetery

    Kathryn Whittington gave a tour of Hollywood Cemetery, the burial place for many Virginian presidents, Supreme Court justices, military leaders, and writers, including presidents James Monroe and John Tyler, and president of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis. C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their "2017 LCV Cities Tour" in Richmond, Virginia, from January 21-27 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.

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    Old Slave Mart

    Nichole Green talked about the old Charleston slave mart, which was one of the largest slave trading and selling hubs in the Confederacy. She spoke in the Old Slave Mart Museum, at the site of the the only known building used as a slave auction gallery in South Carolina still in existence. C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their "2011 LCV Cities Tour" in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 27-July 1 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.

      C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle Charleston, | Old Slave Mart Museum778 views
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    Appomattox

    Elizabeth Varon, American History professor at the University of Virginia, talked about her book, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War, in which she recalls Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender to the Ulysses S. ... Elizabeth Varon spoke at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox, Virginia.

      American Civil War Museum708 views
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    African American Soldiers During the Civil War

    Hari Jones talked about U.S. colored troops and African Americans' fight for freedom during the Civil War. He argued that African Americans played a broader role in defeating the Confederacy than is generally credited to them in history. He attributed this to misinformation spread in the post-war era by perpetrators of the "Lost Cause" myth.

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    Confederate Flags

    Dean Knight of the Museum of the Confederacy explained the several different versions of the flag of the Confederate states used during the American Civil War.

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    Discussion on the Life and Career of Godfrey Weitzel

    Life and Career of Godfrey Weitzel

    William Quatman talked about Union Army Major General Godfrey Weitzel and his role in the fall of Richmond and the end of the U.S. ... Born in Germany, Godfrey Weitzel immigrated to the U.S. and attended West Point in the 1850s before joining the Civil War. On April 3, 1865, Major General Godfrey Weitzel marched his troops into Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy, capturing the city for the Union and precipitating the eventual collapse of the Southern states rebellion.

      American Civil War Museum530 views
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    Discussion on the Battle of Mobile Bay

    Battle of Mobile Bay

    John Quarstein talked about the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864, and the roles played by Union Rear Admiral David Farragut and the Confederate Admiral Franklin Buchanan. The fighting resulted in a Union victory and closed one of the Confederacy's last major ports. The victory, coupled with the fall of Atlanta to Union General William Tecumseh Sherman in early September, gave a boost to President Abraham Lincoln's bid for re-election just a couple of months later.

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    CSS Jackson at the National Civil War Naval Museum

    Jeff Seymour toured the CSS Jackson, a Civil War era ironclad ram built in Columbus, Georgia, and talked about the city's importance to the Confederacy during the Civil War. ... Seymour spoke about how the ship was designed and explained how General Wilson's Raiders caused its demise. C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their "2015 LCV Cities Tour" in Columbus, Georgia, from February 26 to March 3, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Mediacom cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.

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    John Coski on [The Confederate Battle Flag

    The Confederate Battle Flag

    In his book the author chronicled the history of the flag and the many ways it has been used and the different meanings that have been attached to it. The Confederate flag has become a divisive symbol representing different things to different groups. ... Coski believed that it was misused during the rise of the Dixiecrats and the emergence of the anti-civil rights movement to become a symbol of racism to some. During the presentation, the author used slides showing the history of the Confederate Battle Flag. ... Coski responded to questions and comments from members of the audience.

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    Discussion on Appomattox and the End of the Civil War

    Appomattox and the End of the Civil War

    Linda Lipscomb, site director at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox, presented items connected to General Robert E. ... Grant, and toured the museum's exhibits looking at the war's aftermath. ... Grant in the village of Appomattox Court House and surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia, effectively ending the Civil War.

      American Civil War Museum | Appomattox364 views
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    1865 Person of the Year, Elizabeth Brown Pryor on Clara Barton

    Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected as the Person of the Year in 1865. In this segment, Elizabeth Brown Pryor presented her argument for Clara Barton and responded to questions from members of the audience. During this segment the winner was also announced. The Museum of the Confederacy's 2015 Symposium, cosponsored by the Library of Virginia and the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, was held at the Library of Virginia.

      Library of Virginia American Civil War Museum | Museum of the Confederacy American Civil War Museum | American Civil War Center at Historic Tedegar337 views
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    1865 Person of the Year, Robert Kenzer on Abraham Lincoln

    Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected as the Person of the Year in 1865. In this segment, Robert Kenzer presented his argument for Abraham Lincoln and responded to questions from members of the audience. "Person of the Year: 1865 Symposium" was sponsored by the American Civil War Museum and held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

      Library of Virginia American Civil War Museum | Museum of the Confederacy American Civil War Museum | American Civil War Center at Historic Tedegar124 views
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    1865 Person of the Year, William Cooper on Jefferson Davis

    Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected as the Person of the Year in 1865. In this segment, William Cooper presented his argument for Jefferson Davis and responded to questions from members of the audience. "Person of the Year: 1865 Symposium" was sponsored by the American Civil War Museum and held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

      Library of Virginia American Civil War Museum | Museum of the Confederacy American Civil War Museum | American Civil War Center at Historic Tedegar233 views
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    1865 Person of the Year, Cassandra Newby-Alexander on Freed Blacks

    Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected as the Person of the Year in 1865. In this segment, Cassandra Newby-Alexander presented her argument for the freed blacks and responded to questions from members of the audience. "Person of the Year: 1865 Symposium" was sponsored by the American Civil War Museum and held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

      Library of Virginia American Civil War Museum | Museum of the Confederacy American Civil War Museum | American Civil War Center at Historic Tedegar114 views
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    1865 Person of the Year, A. Wilson Greene on Robert E. Lee

    Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected as the Person of the Year in 1865. ... Lee and responded to questions from members of the audience. "Person of the Year: 1865 Symposium" was sponsored by the American Civil War Museum and held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

      Library of Virginia American Civil War Museum | Museum of the Confederacy American Civil War Museum | American Civil War Center at Historic Tedegar174 views
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    Discussion on the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865

    Hampton Roads Conference of 1865

    Conroy talked about his book, Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865, in which he describes what happened when leaders from both sides came together to try to end the hostilities. ... Conroy argued that while given short shrift or overlooked by many historians, the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865 was a crucial turning point in the Civil War. He used many slides during this Museum of the Confederacy book talk.

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    Life of Winnie Davis

    Heath Hardage Lee talked about the life of Varina Anne "Winnie" Davis, daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. ... Lee described Winnie's life growing up in the Confederate White House in Richmond, her post-war rise to popularity in both the North and the South, and her writing career. The Museum of the Confederacy hosted this event.

      American Civil War Museum653 views
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    Meaning of the Civil War

    Todd Groce talked about the origins of the Civil War and the motivations of both sides to fight. He argued that the fall of Atlanta had come to mark the symbolic end of the Confederacy and the antebellum way of life in the South. His talk, "Civil War Atlanta: Why it Still Matters," was part of the opening event of a series commemorating the role of Atlanta, Georgia, in the Civil War. The Atlanta Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission sponsored this event held at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library Museum.

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    Remembering the Civil War

    Caroline Janney talked about her second book, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation, a volume in the Littlefield Series on the History of the Civil War Era.

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    Robert E. Lee in War and Peace

    Lee in War and Peace, in which he presents images of Confederate general of Robert E. ... Hopkins researched his book in part at the Museum of the Confederacy. ... Hopkins, a Mississippi surgeon and lifelong student of the U.S. Civil War and Southern history, searched manuscript repositories and private collections across the country to locate every known Robert E. ... Many of the images were published for the first time in Hopkins' book.

      American Civil War Museum384 views
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