Civil War Series

Civil War Series
4:05 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Stonewall Jackson

Illustration of Andrew "Stonewall" Jackson
Credit en.wikipedia.org

In part 102 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses two myths surrounding the life of General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.

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Civil War Series
4:03 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Gettysburg: The Untold Story

Gettysburg Battlefield Road

In part 103 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says there is a story about the Battles of Gettysburg that is seldom heard but that needs to be told. He says it is “the most human and telling picture of that war.”

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Civil War Series
4:02 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Sam Grant

Union General Ulysses S. Grant

In part 104 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life and career of General Ulysses S. Grant.

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Civil War Series
4:00 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Southern Emigration

Confederados - the term used for Southerners who moved further South after the Civil War.
Credit confederados.net

In part 105 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the post-1865 emigration of Southerners to Central and South America and the influence they had there.

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Civil War Series
3:59 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Brutality of War

Monument about Dayton, Virginia
Credit shenandoahscivilwar.wordpress.com

In part 106 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson argues that civil wars can be especially vicious. He relates the events of October 3, 1864 in Dayton, Virginia to make his case.

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