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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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    Battle Over Reconstruction

    Mark Summers talked about the political battles surrounding Reconstruction and how the era has been understood through history. Mr. Summers used political cartoons, newspaper headlines, and…

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    Confederate Defeat and Southern Honor

    David Silkenat spoke about the Confederate defeat at the end of the Civil War and the idea of Southern “honor.” Mr. Silkenat explained how generals, politicians, and citizens in the North…

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    Return of the Confederate Veteran

    Historians spoke about the return of Confederate veterans across the South after the end of the Civil War. They spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the 2016 summer…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute Conference

    The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania hosted a conference on Reconstruction and the legacy of the Civil War. Authors, historians, and professors discussed topics such as refugee camps…

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    Panel Discussion on Civil War Photography

    Contributors discussed their book, Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War, edited by J. Matthew Gallman and Gary W. Gallagher. The book uses photographs to reveal new insights into the war.…

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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 in 1865

    Aaron Sheehan-Dean spoke on the events of the last months of the Civil War, the participants' experiences, and the post-war world. He discussed the perspectives of the white southerners, the black…

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    Surrender of the Confederacy

    Gary Gallagher talked about General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, the conclusion of the war, and the Confederate army’s perspective on the reasons for their defeat. “Robert E. Lee, the…

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    Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era

    William Blair talked about the response of Northerners to “traitors,” including extra-judicial actions that led to the modification of judicial practices and extended into Reconstruction practices. He is the…

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    Consequences of the Civil War

    Gregory Downs talked about the immediate period after Confederate surrender as an extension of wartime and through the lens of occupation. He is the author of After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of…

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    16th Connecticut Regiment's Final Year of War

    Lesley Gordon talked about the stories of common soldiers coming to terms with non-heroic roles. She is the author of A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War, about a defeated regiment, most of whose members…

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