Civil War Series

Civil War Series
3:10 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Thanksgiving 1863

Thanksgiving during the war
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In part 66 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson traces our modern-day observation of Thanksgiving to an 1863 presidential proclamation.

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Civil War Series
3:08 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Christmas during the War

Old illustration of Christmas for the troops
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In part 67 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson shares some comments of both Union and Confederate forces on the four yuletide seasons they endured during the conflict.

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Civil War Series
3:07 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Christmas 1864

President Lincoln's letter to General Sherman
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In part 68 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the 1864 yuletide battle in Georgia, a conflict for which William Tecumseh Sherman is most remembered.

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Civil War Series
3:05 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Chaplain Fuller

Chaplain Fuller
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In part 69 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles Chaplain Arthur B. Fuller, a man whom Robertson says has a story that all Americans should hear and revere.

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Civil War Series
3:02 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Disparity of Resources

Samples of supply barrels
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In part 70 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson contrasts the wide disparity of resources between the Union and Confederate forces.

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