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  • Confederate General Stonewall Jacksons War Horse
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    Confederate General Stonewall Jackson's War Horse

    Sharon B. Smith talked about Confederate General Stonewall Jackson’s favorite war horse. She is the author of Stonewall Jackson’s Little Sorrel: An Unlikely Hero of the Civil War.

    277 views
  • General Robert E Lees Antietam Defense
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    General Robert E. Lee's Antietam Defense

    Kevin Pawlak, author of Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast Confederate Hospital, talked about General Robert E. Lee’s defensive strategy during the Battle of Antietam. This talk was a part of a…

    703 views
  • Civil War Defenses
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    Civil War Defenses

    Kristopher White talked about the views of early American military theorists on battle defense and how it was applied during the Civil War. He also spoke about how generals defended their actions…

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  • US Colored Troops as Prisoner Guards
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    U.S. Colored Troops as Prisoner Guards

    Kelly Mezurek talked about the Union’s decision to assign U.S. Colored Troops to guard Confederate prisoners. She described the impact on Southern morale, particularly when Confederates were under African American…

    234 views
  • Siege of Vicksburg and Confederate Defense
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    Siege of Vicksburg and Confederate Defense

    Matt Atkinson, a former park ranger with Vicksburg National Military Park, talked about the Siege of Vicksburg and the Confederate defense. This talk was a part of a symposium on the “Great…

    538 views
  • Union General Winfield Hancock at Gettysburg
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    Union General Winfield Hancock at Gettysburg

    Paul Bretzger talks about his book, Observing Hancock at Gettysburg: The General’s Leadership Through Eyewitness Accounts. Mr. Bretzger argued that General Winfield Scott Hancock was the…

    409 views
  • Interpreting the Civil War for the Public
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    Interpreting the Civil War for the Public

    Authors and public historians talked about how to make the Civil War era relatable to modern audiences. They discussed the state of Civil War studies and battlefield preservation in the…

    327 views
  • African American Life in Philadelphia
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    African American Life in Philadelphia

    Judith Giesberg talked about what life was like for African Americans in Philadelphia during and after the Civil War. She described how many former slaves took out newspaper ads to find…

    230 views
  • Gettysburg Natives Who Fought for the South
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    Gettysburg Natives Who Fought for the South

    Tom McMillan talked about Gettysburg natives who fought for the Confederacy. He described the lives of five men who moved south to Virginia in the 1850s, joined local militias, and later…

    365 views
  • Road to Appomattox
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    Road to Appomattox

    Ralph Peters talked about his book, Judgement at Appomattox, and described the last maneuvers of Generals Ulysses S. Grant Grant and Robert E. Lee, leading to the surrender of Lee’s…

    478 views
  • Researching and Writing Civil War Books
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    Researching and Writing Civil War Books

    Civil War authors talked about how they started writing about their topics, the process of researching, and some of the unexpected information they’ve discovered.

    450 views
  • Fifth Massachusetts Colored Cavalry
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    Fifth Massachusetts Colored Cavalry

    Steven LaBarre talked about the Fifth Massachusetts Colored Cavalry in the Civil War. He described the background of some of the soldiers, the action they saw, and their lives after the…

    225 views
  • Confederate Retreat from Gettysburg
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    Confederate Retreat from Gettysburg

    Joe Mieczkowski talked about how Confederate General Robert E. Lee maneuvered his army after the Battle of Gettysburg and Union General George Meade’s pursuit. He also described the…

    591 views
  • Gettysburg History
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    Gettysburg History

    Ralph Siegel talked about different aspects of Gettysburg’s Civil War history. He spoke about a cannon on display, the background on some of the color guard monuments on the battlefield,…

    263 views
  • Controversy over Civil War Monuments and Memorials
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    Controversy over Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Christy Coleman talked about the controversies over Civil War monuments and memorials. Introductory remarks were made by S. Waite Rawls for the all-day symposium on the past, present, and future of Civil War monuments,…

    2,204 views
  • Conversation with Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer
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    Conversation with Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer

    Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, author or editor of more than 50 books, talked about his career as a historian and his research. He also shared his views on current events linked to…

    447 views
  • Discussion on the Civil Wars End and Aftermath
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    Civil War's End and Aftermath

    James McPherson spoke about his book, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, and the end of the Civil War. He also spoke about how the conflict was still relevant 150 years later. He spoke with Gettysburg…

    1,253 views
  • Civil War World War I and Total War
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    Civil War, World War I, and "Total War"

    Professor Michael Neiberg talks about the Civil War, World War I, and the concept of “total war.” Professor Neiberg began by defining total war and then described parallels and differences between Civil War and…

    560 views
  • Confederate Women and Union Soldiers in Shermans March
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    Confederate Women and Union Soldiers in Sherman's March

    Historian and author Lisa Tendrich Frank talked about Confederate women and Union soldiers in General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea in 1864.This talk was part of the annual…

    1,134 views
  • Escaped Union Prisoners Of War
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    Escaped Union Prisoners Of War

    Professor and author Lorien Foote talked about the Union soldiers who escaped from Confederate prison camps. This talk was part of the annual conference hosted by the Civil War Institute at…

    578 views
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