Civil War Series

Civil War Series
1:51 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Camp Sumpter - Andersonville

Andersonville Prison
Credit www.goroundtown.com

In part 87 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us that the Confederate prison in south central Georgia was officially called Camp Sumpter, however it was better known as Andersonville, the name of a nearby town. Dr. Robertson paints a horrific portrait of the compound that held a total of forty-five thousand Union soldiers, twelve thousand nine hundred of whom died there.

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Civil War Series
1:49 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Andersonville Prison

Reconstructed stockade at Andersonville Prison

In part 88 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the unfortunate Commandant of the Andersonville prison, Captain Henry Wirtz.

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Civil War Series
1:48 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

General Meade

General George Meade in the field
Credit www.history.com

In part 89 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the career of General George C. Meade, the head of the Union Army of the Potomac. Robertson says he deserves more attention and more esteem than he has been given to date.

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Civil War Series
1:36 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Chief of Ordnance

Josiah Gorgas
Credit en.wikipedia.org

In part 90 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the Northern-born Confederate General Josiah Gorgas, who, as chief of ordnance, kept the Confederate armies supplied with weapons and munitions.

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Civil War Series
1:34 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

The Black Soldier

Lithograph of the storming of Ft. Wagner
Credit en.wikipedia.org

In part 91 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson argues that just as the black man played a central part in causing the war, so did he play a major role in determining its outcome. One of many major contributions the black soldier made occurred on July 18, 1863 at Fort Wagner.

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