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    Why the North Won

    Terry L. Beckenbaugh and Ethan S. Rafuse talked about how the North won the U.S. Civil War, what four years of fighting left unresolved, and why the Civil War has remained so compelling.…

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    Army of the Potomac in 1863

    Ethan Rafuse spoke about the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place July 1-3, 1863, and is considered the bloodiest battle ever on U.S. soil. He talked about Union General Joseph “Fighting…

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    The Battle of Ball's Bluff

    Historian Susannah Ural talked about the legacy of the Union’s loss at the October 1861 Battle of Ball’s Bluff near Leesburg, Virginia. Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker, the only sitting U.S. senator to be killed in battle,…

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    The Battle of Bull Run

    Military historian Ethan Rafuse provided an overview of the Battle of Bull Run in July 1861. He described military strategies employed by the North and South and examined how this battle changed the character of…

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    Battle of Gettysburg

    Military historians spoke about the significance of the Battle of Gettysburg on the 146th anniversary of the battle. They talked about the events of the battle, key leaders, and the degree to which it…