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    The Civil War in Virginia

    Texas Christian University professor Steven Woodworth taught a class about life on the home front and battles fought in Virginia during the Civil War. He focused on the 1864 Overland…

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    Petersburg and the 1864 Hicksford Raid

    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute director Peter Carmichael talked about the Petersburg Campaign and the 1864 Hicksford Raid which took place on December 7, 1864, when Union Major…

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    Civil War Naval Leadership

    U. S. Naval Academy professor emeritus Craig Symonds talked about Civil War naval leadership, which included Union Admiral David Farragut, who he compared to World War II Admiral Chester…

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    Loudoun County, Virginia, During the Civil War

    Local historians shared stories about Loudoun County, Virginia, during the Civil War. This program was part of a series sponsored by the Loudoun County Museum called “History on Tap.”

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    Buying and Selling the Civil War

    Editors of “Buying and Selling Civil War Memory in Gilded Age America” explored the ways advertisers and others used Civil War imagery to sell items after the war. This program was part of…

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    On Juneteenth

    On June 19, 1865, Union Major General Gordon Granger announced the end of legalized slavery in Texas. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed explained the significance of Juneteenth…

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    Union General Meade at Gettysburg

    Kent Masterson Brown talked about his book, Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command, which examines the leadership of Union General George G. Meade during the July 1863 battle. The…

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    Ends of War

    University of Virginia Center for Civil War History director Caroline Janney examined military and political uncertainty in the weeks following the end of the Civil War in 1865. This program was…

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    Fallen Leaders - Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart

    Civil War author and historian Gordon Rhea talked about Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart’s mortal wounding in May 1864 at Yellow Tavern, part of a skirmish on the outskirts of Richmond,…

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    Union General Fitz John Porter

    Civil War author Kevin Pawlak recounted the career of Union General Fitz John Porter. General Porter was court-martialed after the Battle of Second Manassas, fought August 29-30, 1862, but the ruling was…

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    Confederate General Leonidas Polk

    Civil War author David Powell described the life and military career of Confederate General Leonidas Polk. Gen. Polk was killed by a cannonball during the June 14, 1864, Battle of Marietta. This program was…

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    Civil War Naval Warfare

    Southern Utah University professor Laura June Davis taught a class about Civil War naval warfare. She highlighted instances of guerrilla attacks on U.S waterways and described…

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    Former Friends - Union General Hancock and Confederate General Armistead

    Author Tom McMillan told the story of how the Civil War divided two former friends, Union General Winfield Scott Hancock and Confederate General Lewis Armistead. The Gettysburg Heritage…

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    Fallen Leaders - Confederate Officer John Pelham

    Sarah Kay Bierle, managing editor of the “Emerging Civil War” blog, talked about Confederate artillery officer John Pelham and the Battle of Kelly’s Ford in Virginia. John Pelham died…

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    Fallen Leaders: Union General John Pope

    Civil War historian Dan Welch talked about Union General John Pope and his defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run in August 1862.

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    The Peach Orchard at the Battle of Gettysburg

    James Hessler described the efforts of several Union generals to obtain commanding ground along the Emmitsburg Road during the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The Gettysburg…

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    Civil War Historian Discussion

    Historians at the annual Pamplin Historical Park conference discussed topics related to the Civil War.

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    Civil War Petersburg

    Former Pamplin Historical Park Executive Director Wilson Green talked about Civil War Petersburg, Virginia. He focused on Union General Ulysses Grant’s first offensive against the…

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    George Henry Thomas

    Historian Brian Steel Wills talked about Union General George Henry Thomas. Nicknamed “The Rock of Chickamauga,” General Thomas was a Virginian who sided with the Union and commanded…

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    Mississippi Homefront

    University of Southern Mississippi Professor Susannah Ural talked about the Mississippi home front during the Civil War. This program was part of the annual Pamplin Historical Park Civil…

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