Civil War Series

Civil War Series
1:32 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Confederate Memorial Day

A ladies memorial association
Credit georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu

In part 92 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that controversy exists over who initially celebrated a Confederate Memorial Day. Today, only eight Southern states recognize it.

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Civil War Series
1:28 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Conscription

Conscription cartoon
Credit www.dipity.com

In part 93 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that no single measure in the four year history of the Confederacy caused more dissension among Southern society than the failure known as conscription.

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Civil War Series
1:25 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

The Beast

Major-General Benjamin Butler

In part 94 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes how the first volunteer Major General in the Union Army, Benjamin Franklin Butler, earned the nickname, “Beast.”

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Civil War Series
1:16 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Lynchburg, Virginia

Map of Lynchburg, Virginia
Credit www.rare-maps.com

In part 95 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the vital role that Lynchburg, Virginia played during the war.

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Civil War Series
4:26 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

First Rear Admiral

Admiral David Farragut

In part 96 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles David Glasgow Farragut, the first man to be named a Rear Admiral in the US Navy. In popular culture, he is best remembered for his “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” command at the Battle of Mobile Bay.

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