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  • Notable Civil War Lives
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    Notable Civil War Lives

    Historians responded to audience questions about notable figures during the Civil War era. Highlighted people included Confederate Gen. James Longstreet, abolitionist and Republican Party…

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  • American Civil War Museum Annual Symposium Opening Remarks
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    American Civil War Museum Annual Symposium, Opening Remarks

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  • Conversation with Historian Allen Guelzo
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    Conversation with Historian Allen Guelzo

    Historian Gary Gallagher talked with Lincoln and Civil War scholar Allen Guelzo about his previous work on President Abraham Lincoln as well as his current project on Confederate General Robert…

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  • Civil War Memory
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    Civil War Memory

    Professor Gary Gallagher talked about Civil War memory and how people in the North and South have interpreted the legacy of the conflict from the post-war era to the present day.

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  • Disbanding the Remnants of Lees Army
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    Disbanding the Remnants of Lee's Army

    Professor Caroline Janney talked about the process of disbanding the remnants of the Army of Northern Virginia following Robert E. Lee’s April 1865 surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at…

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  • Shenandoah Valley and the Civil War Part 1
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    Shenandoah Valley and the Civil War, Part 1

    Historians responded to audience questions on the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War. Topics included the role of religion in the valley during the war, supply problems faced by Confederate…

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  • 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaigns
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    1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaigns

    Edward Ayers talked about the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaigns during the Civil War. He spoke about the strategic importance of the valley to both the Union and the Confederacy and…

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  • Union Command and Shenandoah Valley in 1864
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    Union Command and Shenandoah Valley in 1864

    Joseph Glatthaar talked about the political intrigues within the Union Army’s high command in 1864 and the role those internal squabbles played in the Union’s response to Confederate General Jubal…

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  • Confederate General Richard Taylors Memoir
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    Confederate General Richard Taylor's Memoir

    Professor Stephen Cushman talked about Confederate General Richard Taylor’s 1879 memoir, Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War. Professor Cushman focused on a particular section of the…

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  • Robert E Lees Surrender
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    Robert E. Lee's Surrender

    Gary Gallagher talked about two questions stemming from Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox in April 1865. First, he analyzed whether Appomattox was the…

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  • Discussion on Union Views of the Civil War
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    Union Views of the Civil War

    Panelists talked about the “Union Cause” view of the Civil war, which was the primary view among Northern soldiers and civilians, and its legacy in postwar American politics and culture. “The Union…

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  • Discussion on Confederate Surrender and President Lincolns Assassination
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    Confederate Surrender and Lincoln's Assassination

    Panelists talked about the Civil War surrenders of the Confederate armies, reasons for the Union victory, and how President Lincoln and his assassination affected the peace process. “Surrenders and the…

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  • Discussion on Confederate Views of the Civil War
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    Confederate Views of the Civil War

    Panelists talked about the pro-Confederate “Lost Cause” view of the Civil War and its legacy in postwar American politics and culture “The Lost Cause” was a panel discussion at “Causes Won and…

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  • Afternoon Panelists at Civil War Symposium
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    Afternoon Panelists at Civil War Symposium

    Panelists from the afternoon sessions of a symposium on the end of the Civil War responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. “Causes Won and Lost: The End of the Civil War”…

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  • Morning Panelists at Civil War Symposium
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    Morning Panelists at Civil War Symposium

    Panelists from the morning sessions of a symposium on the end of the Civil War responded to questions submitted from the audience. “Causes Won and Lost: The End of the Civil War” was a…

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  • Civil War Symposium Introductory Remarks
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    Civil War Symposium Introductory Remarks

    Speakers delivered introductory remarks at “Causes Won and Lost: The End of the Civil War,” a symposium on the end of the Civil War hosted by the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American…

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  • Discussion on Thomas Jeffersons Union
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    Thomas Jefferson's Union

    Professors Gary Gallagher and Peter Onuf talked about the tenets of federalism and the meaning behind the idea of a union of states from the perspective of President Thomas Jefferson. They spoke about Thomas…

    1,104 views
  • Ulysses S Grant and the Crisis of Reconstruction
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    Ulysses S. Grant and the Crisis of Reconstruction

    History professor Joan Waugh, author of U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth, talked about Ulysses S. Grant and the Reconstruction Era following the U.S. Civil War. This event was part of the…

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  • Remembering the Civil War
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    Remembering the Civil War

    During the year the country marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, historian Gary Gallagher spoke about the ways in which the war was currently remembered. He focused…

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  • Civil War Books Discussion
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    Civil War Books Discussion

    As part of a University of Virginia sponsored conference on the Civil War battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, teaching faculty took part in a discussion of about 25 recently published Civil War books. The panelists have written many books on the…

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