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    Abraham Lincoln at City Point and Richmond

    Noah Andre Trudeau described the process of researching his recent book on Abraham’s Lincoln’s time at City Point and Richmond, Virginia, near the end of the Civil War in 1865. He talked…

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    Iron Dawn

    Richard Snow talked about his book Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History, in which he recalls the Union Army’s creation of the Monitor, an iron…

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    Secretary of War Edwin Stanton

    William Marvel talked about Edwin Stanton, Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of War during most of the Civil War. Mr. Marvel argued that Stanton’s loyalties to people lasted only as long as they were…

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    Civil War Infantry Tactics and Weapons

    Earl Hess talked about the different infantry formations and maneuvers used during the Civil War and when generals might have used them. He also spoke about how tactics and weaponry…

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    Troubled Refuge

    Chandra Manning talked about her book Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War, in which she recalls the Union Army’s slave-refugee camps, which, according to the author, were…

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    Union General Gouverneur K. Warren

    Robert Girardi talked about the role and reputation of Union General Gouverneur K. Warren during the Civil War. He examined some of the criticisms against Warren for his personality and…

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    Punishment for Secession and the 14th Amendment

    William Blair talked about how the 14th Amendment was used after the Civil War to punish former rebels for secession. He described how the different sections of the amendment applied to…

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    When General Grant Expelled the Jews

    Jonathan Sarna recounts General Ulysses S. Grant’s order to expel the Jewish population in his commanding territory on December 17, 1862. The order, quickly revoked by President Abraham Lincoln, would…

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    Four Influential Civil War Military Wives

    Candice Shy Hooper talked about her book Lincoln’s Generals' Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War for Better and for Worse. The women profiled are Jessie Frémont, Nelly…

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    Federal Breakthrough at Petersburg

    Edward Alexander, author of Dawn of Victory: Breakthrough at Petersburg, March 25-April 2, 1865, talked about the engagements between Confederate and Union forces around Petersburg, Virginia, in the spring of…

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    Army of Tennessee's Assault at Franklin

    Lee White talked about the Confederate Army of Tennessee’s failed assault at the Battle of Franklin. In November 1864, after Union General William Sherman captured Atlanta and began his “March to the Sea,”…

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    John Bell Hood's Assault at Atlanta

    Stephen Davis talked about the 1864 Battle of Atlanta and the engagements on July 22 just outside the city. He focused on Confederate General John Bell Hood’s attack on Union forces commanded by William Tecumseh…

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    Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

    Chris Mackowski talked about the May 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, which pitted Ulysses S. Grant and his Union forces against Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Mr. Mackowski detailed the…

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    Battle of the Wilderness and Longstreet's Counterattack

    Kristopher White talked about Confederate General James Longstreet’s counterattack during the May 1864 Battle of the Wilderness in northern Virginia. Mr. White described the aims of both the Union and…

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    General James Longstreet's Assault at Chickamauga

    James Ogden examined General James Longstreet’s assault at Chickamauga and assesses the actions of the general during the battle. He argued that there was a difference between the formation Longstreet had planned…

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    Civil War Battle Tactics

    David Powell talked about Civil War-era military theories, battle tactics, and formations. He described what military manuals were used and what changes were adopted over the course of the war. This…

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    Guidon Books

    Shelly Dudley gave a tour of Guidon Books and provided insight into her customers' continued interest in the Civil War. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, since 1964, Guidon Books specializes in Civil War…

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    Culp's Hill at Gettysburg

    John Archer used quotes from soldiers' accounts to describe the battles at Culp’s Hill on July 2 and 3, 1863, where some of the longest sustained fighting during the Battle of Gettysburg…

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    Arlington House Tour

    National Park Service ranger Matthew Penrod led a tour of Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, a 19th century mansion situated on the hill above President John F. Kennedy’s grave in…

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    City of Sedition

    John Strausbaugh talked about his book City of Sedition: The History of New York City during the Civil War, in which he recalls New York City during the Civil War. In his book, the author…

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