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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • 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…

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  • Common Civil War Soldiers
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    Common Civil War Soldiers

    Peter Carmichael is director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. He talked about his research into “common soldiers” during the Civil War, discussing their experiences and…

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  • Union General George Meade at Gettysburg
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    Union General George Meade at Gettysburg

    Author and historian Kent Masterson Brown talked about Gen. George Gordon Meade, who commanded the Union Army of the Potomac during the Gettysburg Campaign. He examined Meade’s strategy and…

    117 views
  • Union Troops and Pornography
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    Union Troops and Pornography

    Villanova University history professor Judith Giesberg talked about Union soldiers and pornography during the Civil War. Professor Giesberg is author the book “Sex and the Civil War.” This…

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  • Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address
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    Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

    Professor Martin Johnson talked about Lincoln’s planning for and writing of the Gettysburg Address, which was given at the dedication of a national cemetery for soldiers killed during the…

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  • Conversation with Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer
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    Conversation with Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer

    Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, author or editor of more than 50 books, talked about his career as a historian and his research. He also shared his views on current events linked to…

    654 views
  • Discussion on the Civil Wars End and Aftermath
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    Civil War's End and Aftermath

    James McPherson spoke about his book, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, and the end of the Civil War. He also spoke about how the conflict was still relevant 150 years later. He spoke with Gettysburg…

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  • Civil War World War I and Total War
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    Civil War, World War I, and "Total War"

    Professor Michael Neiberg talks about the Civil War, World War I, and the concept of “total war.” Professor Neiberg began by defining total war and then described parallels and differences between Civil War and…

    832 views
  • Confederate Women and Union Soldiers in Shermans March
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    Confederate Women and Union Soldiers in Sherman's March

    Historian and author Lisa Tendrich Frank talked about Confederate women and Union soldiers in General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea in 1864.This talk was part of the annual…

    1,663 views
  • Escaped Union Prisoners Of War
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    Escaped Union Prisoners Of War

    Professor and author Lorien Foote talked about the Union soldiers who escaped from Confederate prison camps. This talk was part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at…

    762 views
  • Laura Lawfer Orr Discusses Civil War Naval Engagement
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    Civil War Naval Ships in Hampton Roads

    Laura Lawfer Orr of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum talked about naval engagement during the Civil War. This talk was part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at…

    707 views
  • Confederate Jesse James
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    Confederate Jesse James

    Historian and author T.J. Stiles talked about Jesse James within the context of the Civil War. This talk was part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg…

    1,730 views
  • Historians Discuss Leadership of General George G Meade
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    Union General George G. Meade

    Historians talked about the debate surrounding the leadership of Union General George Gordon Meade. This talk was part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at…

    1,952 views
  • Confederate General Braxton Bragg
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    Confederate General Braxton Bragg

    Lincoln Memorial University history professor Earl Hess talked about the career and reputation of Confederate general Braxton Bragg. This talk was part of the annual conference hosted by…

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  • Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
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    Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast

    Fiona Deans Halloran, author of Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons, talked about the cartoonist best known for his illustrations of the Republican elephant and the…

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