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  • Paroling General Lees Army After Appomattox
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    Paroling General Lee's Army After Appomattox

    Caroline Janney is editor of the book, Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia. She talked about how the Union Army developed a parole system for Confederate General Robert E.…

    749 views
  • Soldier Remains at Manassas
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    Soldier Remains at Manassas

    Brandon Bies is the superintendent of Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia. He talked about the recent discovery and excavation of the remains of two Union soldiers and several…

    848 views
  • Recovering the USS Cairo
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    Recovering the USS Cairo

    In 1956, while working as a historian at Vicksburg National Military Park, Edwin Bearss set out to recover and preserve the USS Cairo, a Union warship sunk in 1862 during the Civil War. Mr.…

    551 views
  • Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
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    Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

    Jake Wynn is the director of interpretation at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum in Washington, D.C. He talked about the life of Clara Barton, whose work as a field nurse during the Civil War…

    100 views
  • USS Monitors Wartime Service Sinking and Recovery
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    USS Monitor's Wartime Service, Sinking, and Recovery

    John Quarstein is director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center and author of “The Monitor Boys: The Crew of the Union’s First Ironclad.” He discussed the Monitor’s famous battle against the…

    318 views
  • Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
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    Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

    Jake Wynn talked about the life of Clara Barton, whose work as a field nurse during the Civil War earned her the nickname “Angel of the Battlefield.” Mr. Wynn also discussed Barton’s…

    186 views
  • Leadership of Confederate Colonel John S Mosby
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    Leadership of Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby

    Eric Buckland talked about the leadership qualities and military exploits of Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby. After serving under Confederate cavalry commander J.E.B. Stuart early in the…

    1,185 views
  • Ulysses S Grant Robert E Lee and Leadership
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    Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Leadership

    William “Jack” Davis compared the upbringings and leadership skills of Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. This talk was part of a day-long seminar on…

    1,311 views
  • Human Side of Civil War Leadership
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    Human Side of Civil War Leadership

    Ralph Peters talked about the human side of several Civil War leaders, such as Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson and Union General Francis Barlow. He spoke about…

    784 views