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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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    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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    Reconstruction Era and Historic Sites

    Panelists talked about the relationship between historical sites and the Reconstruction. The panel included a history professor, National Park Service historian, and park ranger, each…

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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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    Military Lessons from the Civil War

    Professors Christian Keller, Jennifer Murray, and Ian Isherwood spoke about military lessons learned from the U.S. Civil War. Professors Keller and Murray both spoke about how the events of…

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    Reconstruction and Southern Women

    Scholars talked about perceptions of women, both white and black, at the end of the Civil War and during the Reconstruction era. Topics included how movies such as Gone with the Wind and…

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    Surrender at Appomattox

    Historian Patrick Schroeder gave a tour of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee met Union General Ulysses S. Grant in the village…

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    Emancipation Legacy in Photos

    Professor Barbara Krauthamer talked about using photography to chart the history of American slavery, both before and after emancipation. Professor Krauthamer discussed the “legacy of…

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    Origins of the Lost Cause

    Historians talked about the role of Jubal Early and John B. Gordon in the origins of the “Lost Cause.” They spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the 2016 summer conference…

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    Battle Over Reconstruction

    Mark Summers talked about the political battles surrounding Reconstruction and how the era has been understood through history. Mr. Summers used political cartoons, newspaper headlines, and…

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    Confederate Defeat and Southern Honor

    David Silkenat spoke about the Confederate defeat at the end of the Civil War and the idea of Southern “honor.” Mr. Silkenat explained how generals, politicians, and citizens in the North…

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    Return of the Confederate Veteran

    Historians spoke about the return of Confederate veterans across the South after the end of the Civil War. They spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of the War,” the 2016 summer…

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    Battle of Fredericksburg Reenactment

    Following footage of a re-enactment of a river crossing under fire, and urban combat in the city streets, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Battlefield Park Historian Frank O’Reilly talked…

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    Q&A with James Robertson

    James Robertson talked about his book, After the Civil War: The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers, and Civilians Who Changed America.

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    1866 Memphis Massacre

    Historians talked about race relations in post-Civil War Memphis and the lives of freed blacks in the city both before and after the 1866 riot that resulted in the massacre of dozens of…

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    1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign

    Jeffry Wert talked about the Confederate and Union generals who engaged in the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. He spoke about how the commanding generals in the region, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, viewed…

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    General Sherman's March to the Sea

    Todd Groce talked about Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s background, his “March to the Sea” campaign, and how General Sherman is remembered. He described Sherman’s method as “hard war” rather than total…

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    Union and Emancipation in the Civil War

    Professor Tracy McKenzie talked about the evolving Northern war aims, between unionism and emancipation, during the Civil War. He described how public support for emancipation correlated with…

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    Myth of the Lost Cause

    Edward Bonekemper talked about his book The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won, in which he examines post-war arguments made by former…

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