The Civil War

Confederate Boat Burners on the Mississippi

Southern Utah University Professor Laura June Davis talked about Confederate boat burners and naval guerrilla action on the lower Mississippi… read more

Southern Utah University Professor Laura June Davis talked about Confederate boat burners and naval guerrilla action on the lower Mississippi River during the last years of the Civil War. She described how after the fall of Vicksburg in 1863, clandestine Confederate forces targeted commercial steamboats in order to disrupt Union supplies and cause panic in the North. Virginia Tech’s Center for Civil War Studies hosted this event and provided the video. close

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  • Laura June Davis Assistant Professor Southern Utah University->History
  • Paul Quigley Director Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.->Virginia Center for Civil War Studies
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Confederate Boat Burners on the Mississippi

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Program ID:
510405-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 10, 2021 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 18, 2021 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Apr 10, 2021 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 11, 2021 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 18, 2021 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3