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  • Confederate General Jubal Earlys Reputation
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    Confederate General Jubal Early's Reputation

    Professor Kathryn Shively Meier talked about Jubal Early’s experiences as a Confederate general, focusing on his loss to Union General Philip Sheridan during the 1864 Shenandoah Campaign. She also…

    287 views
  • Shenandoah Valley and the Civil War Part 2
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    Shenandoah Valley and the Civil War, Part 2

    Historians responded to audience questions on the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War. Topics included the burning of towns and destruction of property in the valley by both the Union and…

    76 views
  • Disbanding the Remnants of Lees Army
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    Disbanding the Remnants of Lee's Army

    Professor Caroline Janney talked about the process of disbanding the remnants of the Army of Northern Virginia following Robert E. Lee’s April 1865 surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at…

    219 views
  • Shenandoah Valley and the Civil War Part 1
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    Shenandoah Valley and the Civil War, Part 1

    Historians responded to audience questions on the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War. Topics included the role of religion in the valley during the war, supply problems faced by Confederate…

    257 views
  • Escaped Union Prisoners Of War
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    Escaped Union Prisoners Of War

    Professor and author Lorien Foote talked about the Union soldiers who escaped from Confederate prison camps. This talk was part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at…

    244 views
  • Confederate Jesse James
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    Confederate Jesse James

    Historian and author T.J. Stiles talked about Jesse James within the context of the Civil War. This talk was part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg…

    508 views
  • Laura Lawfer Orr Discusses Civil War Naval Engagement
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    Civil War Naval Ships in Hampton Roads

    Laura Lawfer Orr of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum talked about naval engagement during the Civil War. This talk was part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at…

    306 views
  • Confederate Women and Union Soldiers in Shermans March
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    Confederate Women and Union Soldiers in Sherman's March

    Historian and author Lisa Tendrich Frank talked about Confederate women and Union soldiers in General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea in 1864.This talk was part of the annual…

    381 views
  • Historians Discuss Leadership of General George G Meade
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    Union General George G. Meade

    Historians talked about the debate surrounding the leadership of Union General George Gordon Meade. This talk was part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at…

    742 views
  • Battles of Robert E Lee
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    Battles of Robert E. Lee

    Washington and Lee University history professor Barton Myers talked about Confederate General Robert E. Lee. This talk is part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at…

    553 views
  • Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
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    Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast

    Fiona Deans Halloran, author of Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons, talked about the cartoonist best known for his illustrations of the Republican elephant and the…

    164 views
  • Confederate General Braxton Bragg
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    Confederate General Braxton Bragg

    Lincoln Memorial University history professor Earl Hess talked about the career and reputation of Confederate general Braxton Bragg. This talk was part of the annual conference hosted by…

    247 views
  • General George Armstrong Custers Trials
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    General George Armstrong Custer's Trials

    Historian T.J. Stiles, author of Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America, talked about General Custer’s complicated legacy. This talk was part of the annual conference…

    308 views
  • Union General Henry Halleck
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    Union General Henry Halleck

    Historian John Marszalek, author of Commander of All Lincoln’s Armies: A Life of General Henry W. Halleck, talked about the general’s military leadership. This talk was part of the annual…

    253 views
  • President James Buchanan and Southern Secession
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    President James Buchanan and Southern Secession

    History professors John Quist and Michael Birkner talked about President James Buchanan’s time in office and his inability to stop southern states from seceding from the Union. This talk…

    481 views
  • Leadership of Confederate Colonel John S Mosby
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    Leadership of Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby

    Eric Buckland talked about the leadership qualities and military exploits of Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby. After serving under Confederate cavalry commander J.E.B. Stuart early in the…

    545 views
  • Ulysses S Grant Robert E Lee and Leadership
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    Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Leadership

    William “Jack” Davis compared the upbringings and leadership skills of Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. This talk was part of a day-long seminar on…

    317 views
  • Controversy over Civil War Monuments and Memorials
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    Controversy over Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Christy Coleman talked about the controversies over Civil War monuments and memorials. Introductory remarks were made by S. Waite Rawls for the all-day symposium on the past, present, and future of Civil War monuments,…

    1,159 views
  • 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaigns
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    1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaigns

    Edward Ayers talked about the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaigns during the Civil War. He spoke about the strategic importance of the valley to both the Union and the Confederacy and…

    288 views
  • Religion and the Shenandoah Valley
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    Religion and the Shenandoah Valley

    Professor John Matsui talked about the role of religion in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War and how religious differences between the Union occupiers and Confederate citizens of the…

    152 views
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