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  • Confederate General Joseph Hooker
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    Confederate General Joseph Hooker

    Historian John Hennessy talked about Union General Joseph Hooker, describing him as ambitious and aggressive on the battlefield, but also as one who tried to get ahead by diminishing the accomplishments of…

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  • Confederate Retreat from Gettysburg
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    Confederate Retreat from Gettysburg

    Joe Mieczkowski talked about how Confederate General Robert E. Lee maneuvered his army after the Battle of Gettysburg and Union General George Meade’s pursuit. He also described the…

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  • Civil War Defenses Roundtable
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    Civil War Defenses Roundtable

    Historians explored the idea of “Civil War defenses” from a variety of angles. They talked about military defenses, generals who defended their reputations, and the inability of soldiers to defend…

    280 views
  • Union General Lew Wallaces Monocacy Defense
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    Union General Lew Wallace's Monocacy Defense

    Ryan Quint, author of Determined to Stand and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864, talked about Union General Lew Wallace’s Monocacy defense. This talk was a part of a symposium on the…

    492 views
  • Historical Context of Civil War Monuments
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    Historical Context of Civil War Monuments

    Panelists talked about the historical context in which Civil War monuments were constructed and what they came to symbolize.

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  • Battle of South Mountain
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    Battle of South Mountain

    Brian Matthew Jordan talked about the September 1862 Battle of South Mountain, fought during Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s first invasion of the North and in the lead-up to the Battle of Antietam. He described General…

    357 views
  • Conversation with Historian Allen Guelzo
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    Conversation with Historian Allen Guelzo

    Historian Gary Gallagher talked with Lincoln and Civil War scholar Allen Guelzo about his previous work on President Abraham Lincoln as well as his current project on Confederate General Robert…

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  • Army of The Cumberlands Defense at Stones River
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    Army of The Cumberland's Defense at Stones River

    Chris Kolakowski, author of The Stones River and Tullahoma Campaigns: This Army Does Not Retreat, talked about the Army of the Cumberland’s defensive strategy during the battle of Stones River. This…

    606 views
  • Union General Benjamin Butler
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    Union General Benjamin Butler

    Professor Brian Matthew Jordan talked about Union General Benjamin Butler, who became known in the South as the “Beast” for his stern actions as military governor after the fall of New Orleans. Professor Jordan…

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  • Symposium Looks at Controversial Generals in Civil War
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    Union General George McClellan

    Professor George Rable talked about Union General George McClellan, who commanded the Union Army of the Potomac in the early stages of the Civil War. Professor Rable talked about McClellan’s military…

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  • Confederate General Stonewall Jacksons War Horse
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    Confederate General Stonewall Jackson's War Horse

    Sharon B. Smith talked about Confederate General Stonewall Jackson’s favorite war horse. She is the author of Stonewall Jackson’s Little Sorrel: An Unlikely Hero of the Civil War.

    453 views
  • Confederate General John Bell Hood
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    Confederate General John Bell Hood

    Stephen Hood, author of John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General, talked about some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding the general. He discussed his access to John Bell…

    256 views
  • US Colored Troops as Prisoner Guards
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    U.S. Colored Troops as Prisoner Guards

    Kelly Mezurek talked about the Union’s decision to assign U.S. Colored Troops to guard Confederate prisoners. She described the impact on Southern morale, particularly when Confederates were under African American…

    460 views
  • Union General Don Carlos Buell
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    Union General Don Carlos Buell

    Author Stephen Engle described the military philosophy of Union General Don Carlos Buell and outlines some of the factors that have shaped his reputation. This talk was part of Pamplin Historical…

    473 views
  • General Robert E Lees Antietam Defense
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    General Robert E. Lee's Antietam Defense

    Kevin Pawlak, author of Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast Confederate Hospital, talked about General Robert E. Lee’s defensive strategy during the Battle of Antietam. This talk was a part of a…

    834 views
  • Civil War Defenses
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    Civil War Defenses

    Kristopher White talked about the views of early American military theorists on battle defense and how it was applied during the Civil War. He also spoke about how generals defended their actions…

    363 views
  • Siege of Vicksburg and Confederate Defense
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    Siege of Vicksburg and Confederate Defense

    Matt Atkinson, a former park ranger with Vicksburg National Military Park, talked about the Siege of Vicksburg and the Confederate defense. This talk was a part of a symposium on the “Great…

    666 views
  • Union General Winfield Hancock at Gettysburg
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    Union General Winfield Hancock at Gettysburg

    Paul Bretzger talks about his book, Observing Hancock at Gettysburg: The General’s Leadership Through Eyewitness Accounts. Mr. Bretzger argued that General Winfield Scott Hancock was the…

    488 views
  • Interpreting the Civil War for the Public
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    Interpreting the Civil War for the Public

    Authors and public historians talked about how to make the Civil War era relatable to modern audiences. They discussed the state of Civil War studies and battlefield preservation in the…

    390 views
  • African American Life in Philadelphia
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    African American Life in Philadelphia

    Judith Giesberg talked about what life was like for African Americans in Philadelphia during and after the Civil War. She described how many former slaves took out newspaper ads to find…

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