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    Civil War Documents at the National Archives

    Trevor Plante, textual records director at the National Archives, talked about the institution’s wide variety of Civil War letters, medical records, pension files and other documents. This…

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    Loudoun County, Virginia, During the Civil War

    Local historians shared stories about Loudoun County, Virginia, during the Civil War. This program was part of a series sponsored by the Loudoun County Museum called “History on Tap.”

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    America's Buried History

    Author Ken Rutherford talks about the early history of landmines, which were used for the first time on a widespread basis during the Civil War. The American Civil War Museum in Appomattox,…

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    Battle of Antietam, Lincoln and Emancipation

    Scott Hartwig, the former supervisory historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, talked about the lead up to the September 1862 Battle of Antietam and Abraham Lincoln’s announcing the preliminary…

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    Union General George Meade at the Battle of Gettysburg

    Union General George Meade, who was promoted to commander of the Army of the Potomac days before the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, was the topic of Civil War Institute scholarship co-director Peter…

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    Civil War Petersburg

    Former Pamplin Historical Park Executive Director Wilson Green talked about Civil War Petersburg, Virginia. He focused on Union General Ulysses Grant’s first offensive against the…

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    Civil War Naval Warfare

    Southern Utah University professor Laura June Davis taught a class about Civil War naval warfare. She highlighted instances of guerrilla attacks on U.S waterways and described…

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    Civil War Manpower and Horsepower

    Historians discussed soldier recruitment, forced labor and the use of horses and mules during the Civil War. The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies hosted this program.

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    Petersburg and the 1864 Hicksford Raid

    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute director Peter Carmichael talked about the Petersburg Campaign and the 1864 Hicksford Raid which took place on December 7, 1864, when Union Major…

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    Civil War Naval Leadership

    U. S. Naval Academy professor emeritus Craig Symonds talked about Civil War naval leadership, which included Union Admiral David Farragut, who he compared to World War II Admiral Chester…

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    The Boy General, Francis Barlow

    Historian Joan Waugh talked about the early life, education, and military career of Francis Barlow, known as the Boy General. This program was part of Gettysburg College’s annual Civil War…

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    Buying and Selling the Civil War

    Editors of “Buying and Selling Civil War Memory in Gilded Age America” explored the ways advertisers and others used Civil War imagery to sell items after the war. This program was part of…

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    Union General Meade at Gettysburg

    Kent Masterson Brown talked about his book, Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command, which examines the leadership of Union General George G. Meade during the July 1863 battle. The…

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    Fallen Leaders - Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart

    Civil War author and historian Gordon Rhea talked about Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart’s mortal wounding in May 1864 at Yellow Tavern, part of a skirmish on the outskirts of Richmond,…

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    Union General Fitz John Porter

    Civil War author Kevin Pawlak recounted the career of Union General Fitz John Porter. General Porter was court-martialed after the Battle of Second Manassas, fought August 29-30, 1862, but the ruling was…

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    Confederate General Leonidas Polk

    Civil War author David Powell described the life and military career of Confederate General Leonidas Polk. Gen. Polk was killed by a cannonball during the June 14, 1864, Battle of Marietta. This program was…

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    Former Friends - Union General Hancock and Confederate General Armistead

    Author Tom McMillan told the story of how the Civil War divided two former friends, Union General Winfield Scott Hancock and Confederate General Lewis Armistead. The Gettysburg Heritage…

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    Fallen Leaders - Confederate Officer John Pelham

    Sarah Kay Bierle, managing editor of the “Emerging Civil War” blog, talked about Confederate artillery officer John Pelham and the Battle of Kelly’s Ford in Virginia. John Pelham died…

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    Fallen Leaders: Union General John Pope

    Civil War historian Dan Welch talked about Union General John Pope and his defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run in August 1862.

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    The Peach Orchard at the Battle of Gettysburg

    James Hessler described the efforts of several Union generals to obtain commanding ground along the Emmitsburg Road during the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The Gettysburg…

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