Civil War Series

Civil War Series
4:25 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Independence Day Celebrations

Celebrating July the 4th
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In part 97 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that during the upcoming Independence Day celebration, we should remember that both North and South fought for freedom. Each side defined freedom in its own ways. However, to look back now and condemn either side borders on hypocrisy.

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Civil War Series
4:20 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Union Hardtack

Union soldiers share hardtack
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In part 98 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that no item sparked more negative opinion than the official bread ration of the Union Army: hardtack. 

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Civil War Series
4:18 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Stonewall's Sunday School

Portrait of Stonewall Jackson
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In part 99 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us why the formation of a Sunday School class in the autumn of 1855 by Major Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson was both unique and unbelievable.

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Civil War Series
4:08 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Cold Harbor

General Grant at Cold Harbor
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In part 100 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the bloody June 3, 1864 battle at Cold Harbor. It was a conflict that U.S. Grant would relent in his memoirs.

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Civil War Series
4:06 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Youngest General

Galusha Pennypacker
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In part 101 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life and career of Brigadier General Galusha Pennypacker, the youngest man ever to hold this rank in the US army.

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