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    1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaigns

    Edward Ayers talked about the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaigns during the Civil War. He spoke about the strategic importance of the valley to both the Union and the Confederacy and…

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    Union Command and Shenandoah Valley in 1864

    Joseph Glatthaar talked about the political intrigues within the Union Army’s high command in 1864 and the role those internal squabbles played in the Union’s response to Confederate General Jubal…

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    Confederate General Richard Taylor's Memoir

    Professor Stephen Cushman talked about Confederate General Richard Taylor’s 1879 memoir, Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War. Professor Cushman focused on a particular section of the…

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    Confederate General Edward Porter Alexander

    Gary Gallagher talked about the wartime experience of Confederate General Edward Porter Alexander, who early in the Civil War served on the staff of Robert E. Lee and other top generals before becoming…

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    Robert E. Lee's Surrender

    Gary Gallagher talked about two questions stemming from Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox in April 1865. First, he analyzed whether Appomattox was the…

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    Panel Discussion on Civil War Photography

    Contributors discussed their book, Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War, edited by J. Matthew Gallman and Gary W. Gallagher. The book uses photographs to reveal new insights into the war.…

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    Surrender of the Confederacy

    Gary Gallagher talked about General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, the conclusion of the war, and the Confederate army’s perspective on the reasons for their defeat. “Robert E. Lee, the…

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    Union Views of the Civil War

    Panelists talked about the “Union Cause” view of the Civil war, which was the primary view among Northern soldiers and civilians, and its legacy in postwar American politics and culture. “The Union…

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    Civil War History and the Confederate Flag

    Author Gary Gallagher talked about the causes of the Civil War and how perceptions of that conflict was affecting public reaction to displays of the Confederate battle flag.

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    Confederate Surrender and Lincoln's Assassination

    Panelists talked about the Civil War surrenders of the Confederate armies, reasons for the Union victory, and how President Lincoln and his assassination affected the peace process. “Surrenders and the…

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    Confederate Views of the Civil War

    Panelists talked about the pro-Confederate “Lost Cause” view of the Civil War and its legacy in postwar American politics and culture “The Lost Cause” was a panel discussion at “Causes Won and…

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    Afternoon Panelists at Civil War Symposium

    Panelists from the afternoon sessions of a symposium on the end of the Civil War responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. “Causes Won and Lost: The End of the Civil War”…

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    Morning Panelists at Civil War Symposium

    Panelists from the morning sessions of a symposium on the end of the Civil War responded to questions submitted from the audience. “Causes Won and Lost: The End of the Civil War” was a…

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    Civil War Symposium Introductory Remarks

    Speakers delivered introductory remarks at “Causes Won and Lost: The End of the Civil War,” a symposium on the end of the Civil War hosted by the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American…

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    Thomas Jefferson's Union

    Professors Gary Gallagher and Peter Onuf talked about the tenets of federalism and the meaning behind the idea of a union of states from the perspective of President Thomas Jefferson. They spoke about Thomas…

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    Ulysses S. Grant and the Crisis of Reconstruction

    History professor Joan Waugh, author of U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth, talked about Ulysses S. Grant and the Reconstruction Era following the U.S. Civil War. This event was part of the…

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    1864 Person of the Year, Gary Gallagher on Grant and Lee

    Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected as the Person of the…

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    Civil War Historians Discuss the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

    Duke University History Professor Thavolia Glymph and University of Richmond President Edward Ayers were among the historians who explored the circumstances, outcomes, and ongoing considerations…

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    Legacies of the Civil War

    Historians and authors discuss ongoing legacies of the Civil War - the issues and controversies that are still being borne out today. Yale University s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study…

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    The Civil War Seven Days' Battles

    University of Virginia history professor Gary Gallagher talks about the Seven Days' Battles, a series of conflicts fought during the last week of June 1862. In those battles, Confederate forces…

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