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    Troubled Refuge

    Chandra Manning talked about her book Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War, in which she recalls the Union Army’s slave-refugee camps, which, according to the author, were…

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    Army of Tennessee's Assault at Franklin

    Lee White talked about the Confederate Army of Tennessee’s failed assault at the Battle of Franklin. In November 1864, after Union General William Sherman captured Atlanta and began his “March to the Sea,”…

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    Arlington House Tour

    National Park Service ranger Matthew Penrod led a tour of Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, a 19th century mansion situated on the hill above President John F. Kennedy’s grave in…

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    Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

    Chris Mackowski talked about the May 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, which pitted Ulysses S. Grant and his Union forces against Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Mr. Mackowski detailed the…

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    City of Sedition

    John Strausbaugh talked about his book City of Sedition: The History of New York City during the Civil War, in which he recalls New York City during the Civil War. In his book, the author…

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    Cavalry at Gettysburg

    Eric Wittenberg talked about the cavalry action on July 3rd at the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. He described the fighting on East Cavalry Field and argued against the theory that Confederate…

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    Union Defense at Cemetery Ridge

    Wayne Motts talked about the third day of Gettysburg as the turning point of the battle and the Union defense of Cemetery Ridge. He described the background of some of the men involved on both…

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    John Bell Hood's Assault at Atlanta

    Stephen Davis talked about the 1864 Battle of Atlanta and the engagements on July 22 just outside the city. He focused on Confederate General John Bell Hood’s attack on Union forces commanded by William Tecumseh…

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    Reconstruction in the North

    Professor Andrew Slap talked about the process of reconstruction in the North. Professor Slap spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the 2016 summer conference hosted by the…

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    Freed People's Refugee Camps

    Professor Abigail Cooper talked about what life would have been like in freed people’s refugee camps during and after the Civil War. Professor Cooper spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of…

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    General Grant and the Continuing Civil War

    Professor Brooks Simpson talked about General Ulysses S. Grant’s career after the Civil War. Professor Simpson spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the 2016 summer…

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    Historian John Bachelder and Gettysburg

    Scott Hartwig talked about John Bachelder, the leading historian of the Battle of Gettysburg in the late-19th century, who worked doggedly to preserve and accurately mark the battlefield…

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    Civil War Battle Tactics

    David Powell talked about Civil War-era military theories, battle tactics, and formations. He described what military manuals were used and what changes were adopted over the course of the war. This…

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    Battle of the Wilderness and Longstreet's Counterattack

    Kristopher White talked about Confederate General James Longstreet’s counterattack during the May 1864 Battle of the Wilderness in northern Virginia. Mr. White described the aims of both the Union and…

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    Great Attacks of the Civil War

    Historians talked about great attacks of the Civil War. They discussed what factors should be considered in evaluating engagements and which battles had the most military or symbolic significance. The…

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    Governor Mike Pence Tour of Gettysburg National Battlefield Park

    The Republican vice presidential nominee, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, and his daughter Charlotte toured Gettysburg National Military Park with ranger John Hoptak. Governor Pence visited…

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    Governor Mike Pence Tour of Gettysburg National Military Park, Part 2

    Governor Mike Pence (R-IN), 2016 Republican vice presidential nominee, toured the Gettysburg National Military Park with his daughter Charlotte, including the famous Civil War battlefield…

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    Governor Mike Pence Tour of Gettysburg National Military Park, Part 3

    Republican vice presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence (R-IN), with his daughter Charlotte, tours the Gettysburg National Military Park, including the location on the battlefield where…

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    Governor Mike Pence Tour of Gettysburg National Military Park, Part 1

    Republican vice presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence (R-IN), with his daughter Charlotte, began a tour the Gettysburg National Military Park with a park ranger giving him an overview of…

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    Interpreting Reconstruction

    Academic and public historians talked about efforts to include the history of Reconstruction in more historic sites and public literature. They described work by the National Park Service and recently published…

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