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  • Civil WarEra Women in the Federal Workforce
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    Civil War-Era Women in the Federal Workforce

    Jessica Ziparo, author of This Grand Experiment, talked about the experiences of women who worked for the federal government during the Civil War. She described the types of jobs they did,…

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  • Children and the Civil War
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    Children and the Civil War

    University of Richmond professor Lauranett Lee discussed how children were affected during the Civil War Era, and compared this history to the continuing twenty-first century problem of war,…

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  • Freedom and Equality after Emancipation
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    Freedom and Equality after Emancipation

    2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment’s addition to the U.S. Constitution. The measure addressed citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws. In this program, Civil…

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  • USS Monitor Warship
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    USS Monitor Warship

    Anna Holloway, co-author, Our Little Monitor: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War, talked about the USS Monitor warship at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The…

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  • Divided Families in the Civil War
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    Divided Families in the Civil War

    Amy Murrell Taylor discussed how families coped with divided loyalties between the Union and Confederacy before, during and after the Civil War. She is the author of The Divided Family in…

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  • 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…

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  • Civil Wars Impact on Ordinary Americans
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    Civil War's Impact on Ordinary Americans

    Virginia Tech History Professor Emeritus James Robertson talked about the Civil War’s impact on ordinary civilians and soldiers. He is the author of Civil War Echoes: Voices from Virginia,…

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  • Common Civil War Soldiers
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    Common Civil War Soldiers

    Historian and director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Peter Carmichael presented a talk titled, “Will the Real Common Civil War Soldier Please Stand Up.” The Library of…

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  • Hospital Workers in Civil War America
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    Hospital Workers in Civil War America

    Historian and author Jane Schultz discussed women who were Civil War hospital workers. She is the author of Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America.. The Library of…

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  • 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…

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  • American Civil War Museum Annual Symposium Opening Remarks
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    American Civil War Museum Annual Symposium, Opening Remarks

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  • Dreams of Civil War Americans
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    Dreams of Civil War Americans

    Author Jonathan White talked about the dreams of both soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. He detailed the dreams of several individuals and reflected on the underlying…

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  • Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton
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    Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton

    Author Walter Stahr talked about the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and his Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, starting from when they first met as attorneys before the Civil War through…

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  • Panel Discussion on Controversial Generals of the Civil War
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    Panel Discussion on Controversial Generals of the Civil War

    Historians answered audience questions about Civil War generals, including which ones have been the most loved and hated through history. They also talked about which generals had the best…

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  • Spiritualism and Photography in the Civil War Era
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    Spiritualism and Photography in the Civil War Era

    Religion scholar and author Peter Manseau used a variety of images to discuss Spiritualism and it’s relationship to photography in the nineteenth century. Mr. Manseau is the author of The…

    291 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…

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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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  • Fugitive Slave Laws Before the Civil War
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    Fugitive Slave Laws Before the Civil War

    Historian James Oakes talked about runaway slaves and the consequences of fugitive slave laws. Professor Oakes argued that tensions between slave and free states over fugitive slaves was one of…

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  • Union General Joseph Hooker
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    Union 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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  • General Robert E Lees North Anna River Defense
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    General Robert E. Lee's North Anna River Defense

    Chris Mackowski, author of Strike Them a Blow: Battle Along the North Anna River, talked about General Robert E. Lee’s North Anna River defense. This talk was a part of a symposium on the “Great…

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