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    To Forge a Thunderbolt

    Chris Fonvielle talked about his book, To Forge a Thunderbolt: Fort Anderson and the Battle for Wilmington, about the importance of Wilmington, North Carolina, during the Civil War and the role played by…

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    Fort Fisher and the Civil War

    John Moseley gave a tour of what remains of Fort Fisher, which was once the largest fort in the Confederacy, and spoke about the two attacks that led to the fall of Fort Fisher shortly before the end of the…

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    Legacy of Reconstruction

    Historians and authors talked about the legacy of Reconstruction. They speculated on Abraham Lincoln’s plans for the post-Civil War period had he not been assassinated, and they discussed…

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    Civil War in the Fall of 1864

    Professor Charles Dusch talked about the political and military situation in both the North and the South during the fall of 1864. He described how the presidential election, military…

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    1863 Chattanooga Campaign

    Historians talked about the Civil War’s Chattanooga Campaign, which took place in the fall of 1863 and resulted in Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant breaking through a Confederate…

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    Civil War Medicine and Disabled Veterans

    Historians Ashley Bowen-Murphy and Sarah Handley-Cousins talked about the evolution of Civil War medicine and the treatment of the disabled veterans of the war. This interview took place at the…

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    General Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg

    Jim Lighthizer and Garry Adelman gave a tour of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Gettysburg headquarters and talked about the property’s history and restoration. The Civil War Trust, a…

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    Reconstruction After Lincoln's Assassination

    Frank Williams talked about politics and culture after President Lincoln’s assassination and the Reconstruction Era that followed. This talk was part of the annual Lincoln Forum Symposium.…

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    Worth a Dozen Men

    Libra Hilde talked about her book, Worth a Dozen Men: Women and Nursing in the Civil War South, about the role played by Southern female nurses during the Civil War and how the Confederacy relied on their labor.…

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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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    Freedmen During Reconstruction

    Historians talked about what life was like for Freedmen after the Civil War and the overall successes and failures of Reconstruction. They spoke about educational opportunities, land…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Immigration

    Harold Holzer talked about Abraham Lincoln’s views on immigration policy and immigrant groups in America. He described Lincoln’s efforts to court the German-American vote early in his…

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    Panel on Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Historians discussed the future of Civil War monuments and responded to questions from members of the audience. They had each given a presentation at the all-day symposium on the past, present, and future of…

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    Confederate Monuments and Memorials

    James Loewen, author of Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong and other works talked about new perspectives on Confederate monuments. “Confederate Monuments: Modest Proposals” was part of…

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    Controversy over General Robert E. Lee Monuments

    Ervin Jordan, author of Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia talked about the controversies over the monument in Charlottesville, Virginia, of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. “Monument Man:…

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    Context of Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Timothy Sedore, author of An Illustrated Guide to Virginia’s Civil War Monuments and forthcoming works on Tennessee and Mississippi monuments, talked about contrasts and comparisons of the wide range of Civil War…

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    Invention of the American Soldier Monument

    Thomas Brown talked about the history of monuments to the common soldier. He is the author of The Public Art of Civil War Commemoration: A Brief History with Documents and Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in…

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    U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War

    History Professor Roger Davidson discusses Emancipation and U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. Professor Davidson explains how African Americans used the disorder caused by the Civil…

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    Civil War Flags

    Catherine Wright talked about the American Civil War Museum’s collection of Confederate flags and told the stories behind some of the collection’s most historic flags. She also explained how the museum preserves…

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    The Earth Is Weeping

    Peter Cozzens talked about his book The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West, in which he looks at the Indian Wars that marked America’s westward…

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