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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    314 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…

    389 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…

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  • Battles of Robert E Lee
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    Battles of Robert E. Lee

    Washington and Lee University history professor Barton Myers talked about Confederate General Robert E. Lee. This talk is part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at…

    557 views
  • 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…

    167 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…

    259 views
  • General George Armstrong Custers Trials
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    General George Armstrong Custer's Trials

    Historian T.J. Stiles, author of Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, talked about General Custer’s complicated legacy. This talk was part of the annual conference…

    312 views
  • Union General Henry Halleck
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    Union General Henry Halleck

    Historian John Marszalek, author of Commander of All Lincoln’s Armies: A Life of General Henry W. Halleck, talked about the general’s military leadership. This talk was part of the annual…

    260 views
  • President James Buchanan and Southern Secession
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    President James Buchanan and Southern Secession

    History professors John Quist and Michael Birkner talked about President James Buchanan’s time in office and his inability to stop southern states from seceding from the Union. This talk…

    490 views
  • Reconstruction in the North
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    Reconstruction in the North

    Professor Andrew Slap talked about the process of reconstruction in the North. Professor Slap spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the 2016 summer conference hosted by the…

    465 views
  • Freed Peoples Refugee Camps
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    Freed People's Refugee Camps

    Professor Abigail Cooper talked about what life would have been like in freed people’s refugee camps during and after the Civil War. Professor Cooper spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of…

    451 views
  • General Grant and the Continuing Civil War
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    General Grant and the Continuing Civil War

    Professor Brooks Simpson talked about General Ulysses S. Grant’s career after the Civil War. Professor Simpson spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the 2016 summer…

    954 views
  • Historian John Bachelder and Gettysburg
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    Historian John Bachelder and Gettysburg

    Scott Hartwig talked about John Bachelder, the leading historian of the Battle of Gettysburg in the late-19th century, who worked doggedly to preserve and accurately mark the battlefield…

    633 views
  • Reconstruction and Southern Women
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    Reconstruction and Southern Women

    Scholars talked about perceptions of women, both white and black, at the end of the Civil War and during the Reconstruction era. Topics included how movies such as Gone with the Wind and…

    365 views
  • Reconstruction Era and Historic Sites
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    Reconstruction Era and Historic Sites

    Panelists talked about the relationship between historical sites and the Reconstruction. The panel included a history professor, National Park Service historian, and park ranger, each…

    160 views
  • Military Lessons from the Civil War
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    Military Lessons from the Civil War

    Professors Christian Keller, Jennifer Murray, and Ian Isherwood spoke about military lessons learned from the U.S. Civil War. Professors Keller and Murray both spoke about how the events of…

    531 views
  • Emancipation Legacy in Photos
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    Emancipation Legacy in Photos

    Professor Barbara Krauthamer talked about using photography to chart the history of American slavery, both before and after emancipation. Professor Krauthamer discussed the “legacy of…

    309 views
  • Origins of the Lost Cause
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    Origins of the Lost Cause

    Historians talked about the role of Jubal Early and John B. Gordon in the origins of the “Lost Cause.” They spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the 2016 summer conference…

    753 views
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