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  • General Robert E Lees North Anna River Defense
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    General Robert E. Lee's North Anna River Defense

    Chris Mackowski, author of Strike Them a Blow: Battle Along the North Anna River, talked about General Robert E. Lee’s North Anna River defense. This talk was a part of a symposium on the “Great…

  • Civil War Defenses
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    Civil War Defenses

    Kristopher White talked about the views of early American military theorists on battle defense and how it was applied during the Civil War. He also spoke about how generals defended their actions…

  • Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
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    Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

    Chris Mackowski talked about the May 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, which pitted Ulysses S. Grant and his Union forces against Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Mr. Mackowski detailed the…

  • Battle of the Wilderness and Longstreets Counterattack
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    Battle of the Wilderness and Longstreet's Counterattack

    Kristopher White talked about Confederate General James Longstreet’s counterattack during the May 1864 Battle of the Wilderness in northern Virginia. Mr. White described the aims of both the Union and…

  • Great Attacks of the Civil War
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    Great Attacks of the Civil War

    Historians talked about great attacks of the Civil War. They discussed what factors should be considered in evaluating engagements and which battles had the most military or symbolic significance. The…

  • 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…

  • Discussion on the Changing Nature of the Civil War in 1864
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    Changing Military Strategy in 1864

    Kristopher White talked about the way Union and Confederate commanders attempted a variety of innovations in the final year of the U.S. Civil War. Mr. White is the co-author of Season of Slaughter: The…