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    Civil War Manpower and Horsepower

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    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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    Preservation of African American Historical Sites

    “Hallowed Places and Obscured Spaces: Community Partnerships and the Preservation of African American History Sites in the National Park Service’s Second Century” was a plenary session of the Association for…

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    Reconstruction Era and Historic Sites

    Panelists talked about the relationship between historical sites and the Reconstruction. The panel included a history professor, National Park Service historian, and park ranger, each…

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    Freedmen's Bureau

    Emmanuel Dabney talked about the extensive records of the Freedmen’s Bureau and what they reveal about the lives of former slaves. He also described how the bureau issued food and clothing,…

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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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    U.S. Colored Troops and the Battle of the Crater

    Emmanuel Dabney talked about the role of the U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War Battle of the Crater during the siege of Petersburg. After weeks of tunneling, on July 30, 1864, Union forces blew up a mine…

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    U.S. Colored Troops During the Civil War

    Scholars talked about the contributions of the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War and how they are remembered at various battle sites. Panelists also discussed the portrayal of black…

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