Civil War Series

Civil War Series
3:19 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Winchester

Map of Winchester
Credit www.civilwar.org

In part 61 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the strategic importance of the town of Winchester. Here, five major battles and a dozen skirmishes took place during the conflict. 

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Civil War Series
3:17 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

General Sickles

General Sickles
Credit en.wikipedia.org

In part 62 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the eccentric Union General Daniel Lee Sickles, whom Robertson says wore notoriety “like a flowing cape.”

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Civil War Series
3:15 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

The Iron Horse

Civil War era train
Credit www.john-g-mccarton.com

In part 63 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the history of the railroad during the 1860s and describes the effect the war had on the development of the Iron Horse. 

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Civil War Series
3:13 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

War Music

Sample of some Confederate music
Credit www.kerstencards.com

In part 64 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes how a strange combination of music and warfare characterized the 1860s.

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Civil War Series
3:11 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Daniel Harvey Hill

General Daniel Harvey Hill
Credit www.sonofthesouth.net

In part 65 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life and career of the cantankerous Confederate warrior Daniel Harvey Hill.

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