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  • 1863 Tullahoma Campaign
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    1863 Tullahoma Campaign

    Author Chris Kolakowski talked about the 1863 Tullahoma Campaign in Tennessee. He argued that the power struggles between the Confederate leaders in the Army of Tennessee resulted in their unpreparedness for…

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  • Ulysses S Grant as Union Army GeneralinChief
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    Ulysses S. Grant as Union Army General-in-Chief

    Historian Chris Kolakowski talked about the events leading up to President Abraham Lincoln naming Ulysses S. Grant as general-in-chief of the Union Army in 1864 and how Grant’s command style differed…

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  • Civil War Defenses Roundtable
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    Civil War Defenses Roundtable

    Historians explored the idea of “Civil War defenses” from a variety of angles. They talked about military defenses, generals who defended their reputations, and the inability of soldiers to defend…

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  • Army of The Cumberlands Defense at Stones River
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    Army of The Cumberland's Defense at Stones River

    Chris Kolakowski, author of The Stones River and Tullahoma Campaigns: This Army Does Not Retreat, talked about the Army of the Cumberland’s defensive strategy during the battle of Stones River. This…

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  • 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…

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  • Discussion on the Fall of Richmond and Appomattox
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    Fall of Richmond and Appomattox

    Christopher Kolakowski talked about the experiences of citizens during the fall of Richmond and the decisions by Confederate leaders that led to the surrender at Appomattox. He also spoke about…

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  • Discussion on the Fall of the Confederate Navy
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    Fall of the Confederate Navy

    Christopher Kolakowski talked about the fall of the Confederate Navy in 1864. Coming into that year, the Confederates were at the peak of their sea power. However, as Mr. Kolakowski explained, the loss…

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