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    Civil War Era and the Constitution

    Timothy Huebner talked about the Civil War Era and the Constitution, focusing on the history of slavery during the antebellum period and its eventual abolition with the 13th Amendment, ratified…

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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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    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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    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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    Johnston and Sherman's April 1865 Meeting

    Craig Symonds and John Marszalek talked about the April 1865 meeting between Union General William Sherman and Confederate General Joseph Johnston, where Johnston surrendered the last major Confederate…

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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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    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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    Overview of Civil War Monuments

    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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    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,…

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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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    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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    Grant's Terms of Surrender at Appomattox

    Joan Waugh talked about how Union General Ulysses S. Grant conducted the surrender at Appomattox and sought to foster an atmosphere of reconciliation with the defeated Confederates. She…

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    Joshua Chamberlain at Petersburg

    Dennis Rasbach talks about Union officer Joshua Chamberlain, who was wounded on June 18, 1864, during the Second Battle of Petersburg in Virginia. Mr. Rasbach reexamined primary sources and questioned…

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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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    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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    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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    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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