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  • Women Soldiers in the Civil War
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    Women Soldiers in the Civil War

    Historical interpreters told stories of some of the women who disguised themselves as young men and fought in the Civil War. They outlined how and why these women disguised themselves, the…

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  • Creating the Lincoln Memorial
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    Creating the Lincoln Memorial

    The dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., took place in 1922, almost 60 years after Abraham Lincoln’s death. Harold Holzer talked about his book, Monument Man: The Life and Art…

    369 views
  • Women During the Civil War
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    Women During the Civil War

    A group of historians discussed the different ways women experienced the Civil War, depending on class, race and geography. They examined the relationship between Union generals and their…

    106 views
  • ExConfederates and PostCivil War Pardons
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    Ex-Confederates and Post-Civil War Pardons

    Author and former jurist Frank Williams looked at the question facing Union leaders in the post-war era: Should ex-Confederates receive pardons? He discussed President Andrew Johnson’s lenient…

    381 views
  • emA Fierce Gloryem
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    A Fierce Glory

    Justin Martin recounted the Battle of Antietam, which took place on September 17, 1862. It was the first Civil War conflict to take place in Union territory and resulted in the deaths of…

    361 views
  • Women and African Americans at Gettysburg
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    Women and African Americans at Gettysburg

    Author Margaret Creighton talked about women and African Americans at Battle of Gettysburg and how their contributions are often overlooked in the memorial landscape. She described women…

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  • Women During the Civil War
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    Women During the Civil War

    Historian Catherine Clinton talked about the wide range of roles women took on during the Civil War. She also addressed what aspects of women’s lives during this era have been researched by…

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  • Bleeding Kansas and the Origins of the Civil War
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    Bleeding Kansas and the Origins of the Civil War

    Military history Professor Harry Laver argued that the 1856 battles in Kansas between abolitionists and pro-slavery forces marked the true beginning of the American Civil War. Professor…

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  • Female Civil War Soldiers
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    Female Civil War Soldiers

    Public historians Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart explored the stories of women who defied cultural norms to fight in the Civil War. They also described women’s wartime work as nurses,…

    223 views
  • Myths About the Battle of Antietam
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    Myths About the Battle of Antietam

    Author Dennis Frye talked about his book, Antietam Shadows: Mystery, Myth & Machination. He described his research approach and gave examples of famous quotes about the battle that might…

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  • Violence in Congress and the Civil War
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    Violence in Congress and the Civil War

    Joanne Freeman talked about her book, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War. She described the process of researching the topic and said she found that while…

    465 views
  • Veteran Reunions and Monuments at Antietam
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    Veteran Reunions and Monuments at Antietam

    Historian Caroline Janney talked about the monuments and dedication ceremonies at Antietam battlefield during the 1880s through the early 1900s. She argued that Union and Confederate…

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  • Debate Over Confederate Monuments
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    Debate Over Confederate Monuments

    Virginia Tech History Professor Emeritus James Robertson talked about the history of Confederate monuments. His talk was a part of a Civil War conference hosted by the Shenandoah Valley…

    4,941 views
  • Competing Memories of the Civil War
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    Competing Memories of the Civil War

    Caroline Janney is the author of Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation. She talked about the competing memories of the Civil War held by Unionists and…

    1,518 views
  • Confederate Monument Controversies
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    Confederate Monument Controversies

    American Civil War Museum CEO Christy Coleman looked at the controversies surrounding Confederate monuments. Her talk was a part of a Civil War conference hosted by the Shenandoah Valley…

    1,605 views
  • Confederate Battle Flag Debates
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    Confederate Battle Flag Debates

    John Coski is the author of The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem. He talked about debates over the battle flag as part of a Civil War conference hosted by the…

    1,242 views
  • Depictions of Violence at Antietam
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    Depictions of Violence at Antietam

    Historian Peter Carmichael talked about the various ways violence at the 1862 Battle of Antietam was depicted in photos, illustrations and letters. He describes the public reaction to…

    643 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.

    1,137 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…

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  • Origins of Fourteenth Amendment
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    Origins of Fourteenth Amendment

    Clemson University history professor Orville Vernon Burton talked about the origins of the 14th Amendment, and why it was essential and necessary to ratify after the South’s defeat in the…

    1,077 views
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