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  • Gettysburg and Vicksburg as Turning Points
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    Gettysburg and Vicksburg as Turning Points

    Matt Atkinson has worked as a ranger at both the Gettysburg and Vicksburg national military parks. He compared those two 1863 campaigns as turning points in the Civil War and explored why Gettysburg…

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  • Siege of Vicksburg and Confederate Defense
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    Siege of Vicksburg and Confederate Defense

    Matt Atkinson, a former park ranger with Vicksburg National Military Park, talked about the Siege of Vicksburg and the Confederate defense. This talk was a part of a symposium on the “Great…

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  • Discussion on Evaluating the Sesquicentennial
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    Evaluating the Civil War Sesquicentennial

    Public historians and authors talked about the obstacles and successes of remembering the Civil War on its 150th anniversary, and how it compared to earlier anniversary celebrations. They…

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