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  • Aid Societies for Civil War Union Troops
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    Aid Societies for Civil War Union Troops

    Hillsdale College Professor David Raney taught a class about Civil War-era aid societies that supported Union troops. He highlighted the work of the U.S. Sanitary Commission and the U.S.…

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  • Union General Ulysses S Grant and Espionage
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    Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Espionage

    Military historian William Feis talked about his book, Grant’s Secret Service: The Intelligence War from Belmont to Appomattox, in which he explores the ways Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant…

    149 views
  • Battle of Antietam Lincoln and Emancipation
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    Battle of Antietam, Lincoln and Emancipation

    Scott Hartwig, the former supervisory historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, talked about the lead up to the September 1862 Battle of Antietam and Abraham Lincoln’s announcing the preliminary…

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  • Civil War Turning Points
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    Civil War Turning Points

    A panel of historians explored the people and battles considered pivotal to the outcome of the Civil War. They also talked about other aspects of the conflict that benefited society as a whole, such as…

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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…

    549 views
  • Speeches and Writings of Frederick Douglass
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    Speeches and Writings of Frederick Douglass

    Yale University professor David Blight talked about the political -- and often religious -- rhetoric that Frederick Douglass used when writing or speaking about abolition and the Civil War. This…

    492 views
  • Slavery and Reconstruction in the West
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    Slavery and Reconstruction in the West

    University of Washington historian Quintard Taylor explored slavery, the abolition movement, and Reconstruction in the West, focusing on Kansas and Missouri before and after the Civil War.…

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  • Gettysburg and Vicksburg as Turning Points
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    Gettysburg and Vicksburg as Turning Points

    Matt Atkinson has worked as a ranger at both the Gettysburg and Vicksburg national military parks. He compared those two 1863 campaigns as turning points in the Civil War and explored why Gettysburg…

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  • emSouthern Stormem
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    Southern Storm

    Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau discussed the military campaign of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman and his 60,000 troops from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia in 1864. General Sherman’s…

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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…

    1,033 views
  • emRising in Flamesem
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    Rising in Flames

    J.D. Dickey provided a history of Union General William Sherman’s 1864 “March to the Sea” from Atlanta to Savannah.

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  • Battle of Gettysburg Devils Den
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    Battle of Gettysburg, Devil's Den

    Devil’s Den is a section of the Gettysburg battlefield dominated by large boulders that experienced intense infantry and artillery fighting during the second day of the battle. Author Garry…

    574 views
  • emWild Rose  Rose ONeale Greenhow Civil War Spyem
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    Wild Rose: Rose O'Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy

    Ms. Blackman talked about her book Wild Rose: Rose O’Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy, published by Random House. A Maryland native, Rose O’Neale Greenhow (1817-1864) grew up in Washington,…

    640 views
  • Battle of Gettysburg  The Wheatfield
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    Battle of Gettysburg - The Wheatfield

    The Wheatfield was a 20-acre parcel on the Rose farm at Gettysburg and the site of intense fighting on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Author Kristopher White discussed the…

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  • Civilian John Burns at the Battle of Gettysburg
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    Civilian John Burns at the Battle of Gettysburg

    Author Timothy Smith discussed his book, John Burns: "The Hero of Gettysburg", about a local civilian who, despite not being part of either army, decided to fight on the side of the Union…

    557 views
  • Discussion on Civil War Medical History
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    Civil War Medical History

    Tim Clarke, deputy director of the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, presented items from the museums’s Civil War collection. Some viewers may find images…

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  • Mourning During the Victorian Era
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    Mourning During the Victorian Era

    Author Bernadette Loeffel-Atkins talked about mourning during the Victorian era. She described the different rituals for men, women, and children when a family member died and how the Civil…

    284 views
  • Union General Winfield Hancock at Gettysburg
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    Union General Winfield Hancock at Gettysburg

    Author Paul Bretzger looked at Union General Winfield Scott Hancock’s actions on July 2, 1863, the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, when Confederates attacked both flanks of the Union…

    395 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…

    1,067 views
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