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    Sherman's March Through the Carolinas

    Civil War historians James McPherson, John Marszalek and Harold Holzer discuss Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s campaign through the Carolinas, which followed after his famed “March to the…

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    Battle of Chancellorsville

    Historians talked about the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863, considered to be General Robert E. Lee’s greatest victory. Initially, Union General Joseph Hooker planned to envelop the…

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    John Marszalek on Person of the Year 1864

    Historian John Marszalek talked about Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, who was voted the person of the year for 1864 at an event hosted by The Library of Virginia, the Museum of the…

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    1864 Person of the Year, John Marszalek on William Tecumseh Sherman

    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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    Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 2

    John Marszalek and James McPherson spoke about the Battle of Gettysburg, focusing on the second and third days of the fighting. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1-3, 1863, was the bloodiest of…

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    Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided?

    One hundred and fifty years after the outbreak of the Civil War, a panel of historians debated whether or not the war could have been avoided. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Frank…

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    What's New in Lincoln Books

    At the Lincoln Forum Symposium historians and Abraham Lincoln scholars discussed new books about Abraham Lincoln and his times. The panelists recommended or criticized many Lincoln-related books that…