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    Fallen Leaders: Confederate General Earl Van Dorn

    Gettysburg Park Ranger Matt Atkinson discussed Confederate General Earl Van Dorn’s largely unsuccessful military career and his death. In May 1863, while at his Tennessee headquarters, he was shot by a man…

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    Fallen Leaders - Union General Thomas Stevenson

    Chris Mackowski, editor in chief of the “Emerging Civil War” blog, talked about Union General Thomas Stevenson, who was was killed in action during the battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in…

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    1863 New York City Draft Riots

    City University of New York professor emeritus Joshua Brown taught a class on the 1863 New York City Draft Riots and Civil War newspapers. He described how citizens across the country saw…

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    Fallen Leaders - Confederate Officer John Pelham

    Sarah Kay Bierle, managing editor of the “Emerging Civil War” blog, talked about Confederate artillery officer John Pelham and the Battle of Kelly’s Ford in Virginia. John Pelham died…

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    Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard

    Civil War author Sean Chick talked about Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard at the annual “Emerging Civil War” blog symposium. He described General Beauregard’s relationship with…

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    Until Justice Be Done and At the Threshold of Liberty

    Northwestern University Professor Kate Masur, author of Until Justice Be Done, and Cornell University Associate Professor Tamika Nunley, author of At the Threshold of Liberty, talked about…

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    Former Friends - Union General Hancock and Confederate General Armistead

    Author Tom McMillan told the story of how the Civil War divided two former friends, Union General Winfield Scott Hancock and Confederate General Lewis Armistead. The Gettysburg Heritage…

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    Fort Monroe Casemate Museum

    Fort Monroe Casemate Museum director Robin Reed gave a tour showcasing the coastal Virginia fort’s history from the colonial era through its completion in 1834, and its role in the Civil…

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    The Peach Orchard at the Battle of Gettysburg

    James Hessler described the efforts of several Union generals to obtain commanding ground along the Emmitsburg Road during the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The Gettysburg…

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    Civil War Weaponry

    Guilford Technical Community College Professor Jeff Kinard taught a class about Civil War weaponry and shared artifacts such as muskets, carbines, and revolvers. He described technological…

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    No Common Ground

    University of North Carolina, Charlotte history Professor Karen Cox discussed her book, No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice. She recounted the…

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    Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, Extra

    The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial at the National Gallery of Art was profiled. The memorial honors Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the Civil War’s first black units. The museum…

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    Grand Review Parade

    Civil War living historians and re-enactors recreated a May 1865 parade of the Grand Army of the Republic down Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to Freedom Plaza near the White…

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    Wisconsin African Americans in the Civil War

    The Wisconsin Veterans Museum hosted a conversation with Jeff Kannel, author of Make Way for Liberty: Wisconsin African Americans in the Civil War. Mr. Kannel described how he researched…

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    Black Civil War Soldiers in Photographs

    While photographs of earlier conflicts exist, the Civil War was the first to be extensively documented through this then-nascent medium. Deborah Willis shared dozens of images of African…

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    African Americans and the Civil War

    Cassandra Newby-Alexander talked about her book, “Standing on the Precipice of Change: Virginia’s African American Fighters in the Civil War.” She explained the term “contraband” - often used for…

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    Black Prisoners of War in the Confederacy

    Caroline Wood Newhall, a postdoctoral fellow at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, discussed her research on black prisoners of war in the Confederacy. She talked about the…

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    Civil War Origins of Frontier Outlaws

    American Civil War Museum intepretation specialist Karissa Marken talked about Civil War guerilla fighters who later became outlaws in the West including Jesse James, his brother Frank, and…

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    Civil War Veterans and Opiate Addiction

    Jonathan Jones of Penn State University talked about widespread opiate addiction among Civil War veterans. He explained how prescribing opium and morphine -- common treatments used for wartime…

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    Confederate Cavalryman Thomas Wallace Colley

    Historian Michael Shaffer looked at the life of Thomas Wallace Colley, who served in the Confederate 1st Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. Using Colley’s voluminous journal entries and letters,…

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