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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,…

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  • 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…

    497 views
  • 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…

    384 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…

    335 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…

    4,700 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…

    1,412 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…

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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…

    1,139 views
  • 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…

    400 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…

    554 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.

    1,026 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…

    931 views
  • 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…

    959 views
  • Civilian John Burns at the Battle of Gettysburg
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    Civilian John Burns at the Battle of Gettysburg

    Author Timothy Smith discussed his book, John Burns: "The Hero of Gettysburg", about a local civilian who, despite not being part of either army, decided to fight on the side of the Union…

    773 views
  • Union General Grant Crosses the James River in 1864
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    Union General Grant Crosses the James River in 1864

    Author Edward Alexander talked about Union General Grant’s 1864 maneuvers to cross the James River as part of the Petersburg-Richmond Campaign. He compared General Grant’s decisions to General…

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  • 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,…

    721 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…

    912 views
  • Union General Ulysses S Grant and Espionage
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    Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Espionage

    Military historian William Feis talked about his book, Grant’s Secret Service: The Intelligence War from Belmont to Appomattox, in which he explores the ways Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant…

    607 views
  • Ulysses S Grant as Union Army GeneralinChief
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    Ulysses S. Grant as Union Army General-in-Chief

    Historian Chris Kolakowski talked about the events leading up to President Abraham Lincoln naming Ulysses S. Grant as general-in-chief of the Union Army in 1864 and how Grant’s command style differed…

    554 views
  • Military Rivals Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee
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    Military Rivals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee

    Historians John Marszalek and Craig Symonds looked at the military rivalry between Civil War Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee. They compared Grant and Lee’s childhoods, their…

    1,406 views
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