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  • Robert E Lees Treason and War Crimes Indictment
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    Robert E. Lee's Treason and War Crimes Indictment

    Author and historian John Reeves discussed his book, The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee, which recounts the June 1865 indictment against the General Lee and other Confederate leaders for…

    662 views
  • Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham
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    Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham

    Janet Croon talked about the book The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham. Gresham was a 12-year-old boy from a wealthy slave-holding family in Georgia when he…

    312 views
  • US Constitution and Secession
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    U.S. Constitution and Secession

    Dwight Pitcaithley is a former National Park Service chief historian and editor of “The U.S. Constitution and Secession.” He offered an analysis of the 67 Constitutional amendments…

    518 views
  • 14th Amendment and Reconstruction
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    14th Amendment and Reconstruction

    A panel of historians took questions on the 14th Amendment and Reconstruction era. This question and answer session was part of a symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society…

    162 views
  • Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson
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    Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

    University of Kentucky history professor Mark Summers talked about the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. This event was part of a symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society…

    254 views
  • Fort Gorges
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    Fort Gorges

    Paul Drinan visited Fort Gorges and explained what a local group was doing to restore it. Fort Gorges was a Civil War era fort that has since been abandoned. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made…

    256 views
  • 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…

    263 views
  • 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.

    513 views
  • Civil War in Fayetteville
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    Civil War in Fayetteville

    Built in 1853, the Headquarters House was the home of Judge Jonas Tebbetts, a Union supporter during the Civil War. The home was used as headquarters for the Union troops. Tebbetts and his family had to flee…

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  • Race Citizenship and the 14th Amendment
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    Race, Citizenship, and the 14th Amendment

    The 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868 in the aftermath of the Civil War during the Reconstruction era. The amendment’s first clause, known as the “Citizenship Clause,” states that “All persons…

    236 views
  • 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…

    360 views
  • Slavery to Freedom at Appomattox
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    Slavery to Freedom at Appomattox

    Appomattox Courthouse is commonly known as the site of General Lee’s surrender to General Grant and the end of the Civil War. Chief of Education Ernie Price talked about life after the war, highlighting the local…

    352 views
  • 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…

    247 views
  • 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,…

    268 views
  • Battle of Selma
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    Battle of Selma

    During the Civil War, Selma served as one of the South’s main military manufacturing centers. Benny Austin shared the reasons why Union troops targeted Selma, which fell just days before the end of the Civil…

    688 views
  • 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…

    260 views
  • BO Railroad and the Civil War
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    B&O Railroad and the Civil War

    Daniel Toomey toured the the historic roundhouse building of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The museum was marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the…

    1,414 views
  • 1864 Civil War Overland Campaign
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    1864 Civil War Overland Campaign

    Sam Houston State University professor Brian Matthew Jordan taught a class about the Civil War’s Overland Campaign, which took place in Virginia in 1864 and pitted Union forces under Ulysses S.…

    751 views
  • 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…

    341 views
  • 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…

    439 views
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