Civil War Series

Civil War Series
3:35 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Sayler's Creek

Illustration of Saylor's Creek
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In part 56 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us why no state park in Virginia that focuses on the conflict has more human fascination and historical significance than Sayler’s Creek. 

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Civil War Series
3:34 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

General Early

Jubal Early
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In part 57 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles Confederate General Jubal Anderson Early. Thought hated in some quarters, the eccentric lawyer had a deep loyalty to the South.

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Civil War Series
3:32 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Odds and Ends

Civil War Memorabilia
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In part 58 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes some of what he refers to as the engaging oddities and events of the Civil War.

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Civil War Series
3:31 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Shortage of Lead

Civil War bullets
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In part 59 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the shortage of lead that plagued the Southern Confederacy during the entire conflict. Most of the commodity they used came from lead mines in Wytheville and Austinville.

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Civil War Series
3:20 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Theodore O'Hara

Theodore O'Hara
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In part 60 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life of Theodore O’Hara, author of one of the most-quoted poems of the Civil War: The Bivouac of the Dead.

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