Civil War Series

Civil War Series
3:44 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Little Sorrel

Little Sorrel
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In part 51 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us that every major war commander had a favorite horse, including Stonewall Jackson. In this installment, we hear a loving tale between a man and his beloved animal, Little Sorrel.

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Civil War Series
3:42 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Arlington National Cemetery

Present day Arlington National Cemetery
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In part 52 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us how Arlington National Cemetery, once the grounds of a beautiful estate, became a burial ground for the nation’s war dead. 

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Civil War Series
3:41 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Crazy Betsy

Elizabeth Van Lew
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In part 53 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the Union espionage agent known as Crazy Betsy.

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Civil War Series
3:39 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Moving the Confederate Capital

Confederate politicians
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In part 54 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us why the Confederate Capitol had to be moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia.

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Civil War Series
3:37 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

John Brown

Abolitionist John Brown
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In part 55 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life of staunch abolitionist John Brown and describes his botched raid of the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia.

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