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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Civil WarEra Politics
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    Civil War-Era Politics

    Historians discussed Civil War-era politics. They looked at the realignment of political parties, populism, and anti-slavery politics in the 1840s and 1850s leading up to the Civil War.

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  • Confederate General Joseph Johnston
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    Confederate General Joseph Johnston

    Craig Symonds talked about the contemporary allies and enemies of Confederate General Joseph Johnston, highlighting his rocky relationship with Confederate President Jefferson Davis. This talk was part of…

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  • Battle of Chickamauga and Horseshoe Ridge Defense
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    Battle of Chickamauga and Horseshoe Ridge Defense

    David Powell, author of The Chickamauga Campaign - Glory or the Grave: The Breakthrough, the Union Collapse, and the Defense of Horseshoe Ridge, September 20, 1863, talked about Battle of Chickamauga…

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  • 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…

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  • Union General Ambrose Burnside
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    Union General Ambrose Burnside

    Historian Wilson Greene described Union General Ambrose Burnside’s life and career and argued that his unfavorable reputation is largely undeserved. He acknowledged Burnside’s mistakes during the battles at…

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  • Union General John Bufords Gettysburg Defense
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    Union General John Buford's Gettysburg Defense

    Eric Wittenberg, author of The Devil’s to Pay: John Buford at Gettysburg - A History and Walking Tour, talked about Union General John Buford’s Gettysburg defense. This talk was a part of a symposium…

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