U.S. Military Conduct in the Civil War and Reconstruction Professor Mark Grimsley compared the conduct of the U.S. military toward Southern civilians and Native Americans during the Civil War and Reconstruction. He argued that… read more

U.S. Military Conduct in the Civil War and Reconstruction Professor Mark Grimsley compared the conduct of the U.S. military toward Southern civilians and Native Americans during the Civil War and Reconstruction. He argued that Union troops in the Civil War were “merciful” toward white southerners, and while property was sometimes destroyed, civilian casualties were typically unintentional and few in number. By contrast, he said U.S. military attacks on Native Americans in the West frequently left entire villages destroyed with large numbers of women, children, and elderly among the dead.

This was a part of the American Civil War Museum’s 2016 symposium “The Road from Appomattox: Political Violence, Military Conflict, and National Reunion,” a day-long symposium held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. close

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U.S. Military Conduct in the Civil War and Reconstruction

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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Mar 26, 2016 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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Apr 03, 2016 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Mar 26, 2016 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 31, 2016 | 10:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 01, 2016 | 2:49am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 03, 2016 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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