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  • Nat Turners Rebellion
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    Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Author Patrick Breen discussed his book, The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt, at the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute’s annual summer…

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  • Common Civil War Soldier
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    Common Civil War Soldier

    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute Director Peter Carmichael talked about his book, The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies.

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  • Slave Refugee Camps
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    Slave Refugee Camps

    Professor and author Amy Murrell Taylor discussed slave refugee camps and her book, Embattled Freedom. The talk was part of the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute’s annual summer…

    749 views
  • 1864 Atlanta Campaign
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    1864 Atlanta Campaign

    Lincoln Memorial University Professor Earl Hess talked about the tactics, terrain, and trenches in the 1864 Atlanta campaign. This talk was part of the annual summer conference hosted by…

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  • Reflections on Writing About the Civil War
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    Reflections on Writing About the Civil War

    Historian Edward Ayers talked about his latest book, The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America. This talk was part of the annual summer conference…

    637 views
  • Civil War Violence
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    Civil War Violence

    Louisiana State University Professor Aaron Sheehan-Dean discussed violence in the Civil War. Mr. Sheehan-Dean is the author of The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War.…

    847 views
  • Gettysburg National Military Park
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    Gettysburg National Military Park

    Oklahoma State University Professor Jennifer Murray talked about the historical evolution of the Gettysburg battlefield. Professor Murray is the author of On A Great Battlefield: The…

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  • Civil War Letters
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    Civil War Letters

    University of Georgia Professor Stephen Berry discussed his work on the digital history project, “Private Voices,” which gathers, transcribes, and digitizes letters written during the Civil…

    758 views
  • International Aspects of the Civil War
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    International Aspects of the Civil War

    While the Civil War was fought within the United States, the conflict had a global impact. A panel of historians talked about the international affairs of the federal government and the…

    780 views
  • Civil War Places
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    Civil War Places

    Historians discussed locations they deemed significant to the story of the Civil War. This panel was part of the annual summer conference hosted by the Gettysburg College Civil War…

    765 views
  • John Browns Pikes
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    John Brown's Pikes

    West Virginia University Professor Jason Phillips talked about abolitionist John Brown and the pikes he had made for use in a planned slave insurrection. The talk was part of the Gettysburg…

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  • Civil War Artifacts
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    Civil War Artifacts

    Historians talked about artifacts of the Civil War at the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute’s annual summer conference.

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  • Conversation with Gary Gallagher
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    Conversation with Gary Gallagher

    Gary Gallagher talked about his academic career and his approach to studying the Civil War. Peter Carmichael, a former graduate student of Gallagher’s and the director of the Gettysburg…

    645 views
  • 1850s Political Crisis
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    1850s Political Crisis

    The decade before the Civil War was a time of upheaval, comprise and sectional differences. A panel of historians looked at the political crisis of the 1850s and discussed the politicians…

    586 views
  • Ulysses S Grants Memoirs
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    Ulysses S. Grant's Memoirs

    A panel of scholars discusses the memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. Their conversation is part of the annual summer conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.

    1,319 views
  • Battle of the Crater
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    Battle of the Crater

    Former Pamplin Historical Park director A. Wilson Greene talked about the 1864 Battle of the Crater at Petersburg, Virginia. Mr. Greene outlined Union operations leading up to the battle,…

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  • President Lincoln General McClellan and General Grant
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    President Lincoln, General McClellan and General Grant

    Arizona State University professor Brooks Simpson talks about President Abraham Lincoln and his relationship with two of his commanding generals, George McClellan and Ulysses S. Grant. His…

    1,212 views
  • Dwight Eisenhower at Gettysburg
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    Dwight Eisenhower at Gettysburg

    Gettysburg College professor Michael Birkner looked at Dwight Eisenhower’s interest in the Civil War, particularly Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln and the Battle of Gettysburg. Dwight…

    727 views
  • US Colored Troops and Desertion
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    U.S. Colored Troops and Desertion

    New York Historical Society & New School post-doctoral fellow Jonathan Lande talks about desertion among U.S. Colored Troops. His remarks are part of the annual summer conference hosted by…

    715 views
  • Union Spy Elizabeth Van Lew
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    Union Spy Elizabeth Van Lew

    University of Virginia professor Elizabeth Varon talks about Elizabeth Van Lew, who operated a Union spy ring out of the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. Her remarks are part of…

    925 views
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