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  • Union General Winfield Hancock at Gettysburg
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    Union General Winfield Hancock at Gettysburg

    Author Paul Bretzger looked at Union General Winfield Scott Hancock’s actions on July 2, 1863, the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, when Confederates attacked both flanks of the Union…

    238 views
  • Union Troops and Pornography
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    Union Troops and Pornography

    Villanova University history professor Judith Giesberg talked about Union soldiers and pornography during the Civil War. Professor Giesberg is author the book Sex and the Civil War. This…

    903 views
  • Soldiers and Families of the Texas Brigade
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    Soldiers and Families of the Texas Brigade

    Historian Susannah Ural talked about her book, Hood’s Texas Brigade: The Soldiers and Families of the Confederacy’s Most Celebrated Unit. She described the experiences of the men and women who fought…

    397 views
  • Conversation with Historian James Robertson
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    Conversation with Historian James Robertson

    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute director Peter Carmichael talked to James Robertson about his academic career, his involvement in the centennial and sesquicentennial commemorations…

    373 views
  • Confederate Heritage Preservation
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    Confederate Heritage Preservation

    Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation CEO Keven Walker talked about the politics of preserving Confederate heritage icons such as monument and memorials. His talk was a part of a Civil…

    509 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…

    802 views
  • 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…

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  • 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…

    593 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…

    1,085 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…

    719 views
  • 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…

    970 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…

    636 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…

    214 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…

    340 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…

    337 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.

    604 views
  • 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…

    277 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…

    440 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…

    289 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,…

    391 views
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