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  • 1862 Battle of Antietam
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    1862 Battle of Antietam

    Author Daniel Vermilya discussed the facts and myths surrounding the Civil War’s bloodiest day of battle. He drew on research from his book, That Field of Blood: The Battle of Antietam."…

  • Civil War and Western Theater Tactics
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    Civil War and Western Theater Tactics

    University of Cincinnati Professor Christopher Phillips talked about the way tactics and ideologies from the Western Theater, such as guerrilla fighting, influenced other theaters of the…

  • emSearching for Black Confederatesem
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    Searching for Black Confederates

    Historian Kevin Levin talked about his book, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, in which he provided research that refutes claims that some African…

  • 1864 Battle of Fort Stevens
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    1864 Battle of Fort Stevens

    National Park Service ranger Steve Phan discussed the Union Army’s initiative to build forts around Washington, D.C. The Battle of Fort Stevens, a campaign by Confederate Lieutenant General…

  • Eric Foner Discusses emThe Second Foundingem
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    The Second Founding

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner talked about his book, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution, in which he looked at the 13th, 14th,…

  • Soldier Remains at Manassas
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    Soldier Remains at Manassas

    Brandon Bies is the superintendent of Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia. He talked about the recent discovery and excavation of the remains of two Union soldiers and several…

  • Paroling General Lees Army After Appomattox
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    Paroling General Lee's Army After Appomattox

    Caroline Janney is editor of the book, Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia. She talked about how the Union Army developed a parole system for Confederate General Robert E.…

  • Recovering the USS Cairo
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    Recovering the USS Cairo

    In 1956, while working as a historian at Vicksburg National Military Park, Edwin Bearss set out to recover and preserve the USS Cairo, a Union warship sunk in 1862 during the Civil War. Mr.…

  • Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
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    Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

    Jake Wynn is the director of interpretation at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum in Washington, D.C. He talked about the life of Clara Barton, whose work as a field nurse during the Civil War…

  • USS Monitors Wartime Service Sinking and Recovery
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    USS Monitor's Wartime Service, Sinking, and Recovery

    John Quarstein is director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center and author of “The Monitor Boys: The Crew of the Union’s First Ironclad.” He discussed the Monitor’s famous battle against the…

  • 1863 Battle of Mine Run
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    1863 Battle of Mine Run

    Chris Mackowski discussed the Battle of Mine Run, a small engagement in December 1863 between Union forces against better positioned Confederates near Fredericksburg, Virginia. Mr.…

  • Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Discusses Removal of Confederate Statues
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    In the Shadow of Statues

    Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu talked about his book, In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, on his decision to remove four Confederate statues from city…

  • 1862 Battle of Secessionville
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    1862 Battle of Secessionville

    Dan Welch discussed the 1862 Battle of Secessionville, a Union attempt to wrest control of nearby Tower Battery from the Confederate Army. Controlling this area meant access to Charleston, South…

  • Nat Turners Rebellion
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    Nat Turner's Rebellion

    Author Patrick Breen discussed his book, The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt, at the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute’s annual summer…

  • 1862 Battle of Williamsburg
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    1862 Battle of Williamsburg

    Drew Gruber talked about the 1862 Battle of Williamsburg in Virginia - and why it was overshadowed that year by larger and bloodier battles. He also explained why Williamsburg’s colonial history has…

  • Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson
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    Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

    University of Kentucky history professor Mark Summers talked about the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. This event was part of a symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society…

  • 1864 New Market Campaign
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    1864 New Market Campaign

    Sarah Kay Bierle talked about 1864 New Market Campaign, which she argued resulted in the last major Confederate victory in the Shenandoah Valley and had a strategic importance far beyond the relatively small number of forces…

  • Ulysses S Grants Second Petersburg Offensive
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    Ulysses S. Grant's Second Petersburg Offensive

    A. Wilson Greene analyzed Ulysses S. Grant’s lesser-known second Petersburg offensive, which took place in June 1864 as Union forces attempted to capture Petersburg, Virginia, before Confederate General Robert E.…

  • Common Civil War Soldier
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    Common Civil War Soldier

    Gettysburg College Civil War Institute Director Peter Carmichael talked about his book, The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies.

  • Slave Refugee Camps
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    Slave Refugee Camps

    Professor and author Amy Murrell Taylor discussed slave refugee camps and her book, Embattled Freedom. The talk was part of the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute’s annual summer…

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