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  • General George Pickett
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    General George Pickett

    Author Lesley Gordon talks about her book, General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend. She described Pickett’s military career and the role of his second wife, LaSalle Corbell Pickett,…

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  • Andersonville Prison Commemoration
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    Andersonville Prison Commemoration

    A “Funeral for 13,000” was held at the Andersonville National Cemetery to remember the Union soldiers who died in captivity there during the Civil War. Keynote speakers included Sergeant Major of the…

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  • Lesley Gordon on the Andersonville Prison Commemoration
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    Lesley Gordon on the Andersonville Prison Commemoration

    Professor Lesley Gordon talked by video from the Andersonville National Cemetery in Georgia, where she had just given an address at a funeral service for the over 12,900 Union prisoners who died in the…

    491 views
  • 16th Connecticut Regiments Final Year of War
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    16th Connecticut Regiment's Final Year of War

    Lesley Gordon talked about the stories of common soldiers coming to terms with non-heroic roles. She is the author of A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War, about a defeated regiment, most of whose members…

    463 views
  • The Bull Run Panic
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    The Bull Run Panic

    Lesley Gordon talked about the First Battle of Bull Run and the ensuing panic in Washington, D.C. She showed slides during his presentation, after which she responded to questions from members of the audience. “'These…

    585 views