Civil War Series

Civil War Series
3:57 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Sick Soldiers

Civil War Hospital
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In part 107 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the health problems and war wounds of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Francis R.T. Nicholls and how they endured the rigors of battle.

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Civil War Series
3:56 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The CSS Shenandoah

Illustration of the CSS Shenandoah
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In part 108 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson recounts the exploits of the CSS Shenandoah and the havoc it wrecked on Union forces.

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Civil War Series
3:55 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Battle at Shepherdstown

Illustration of the Battle of Shepherdstown
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In part 109 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses a military movement after the Battle of Antietam that proves that it is sometimes dangerous to press a retreating army.

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Civil War Series
3:51 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Guerilla Warfare

William Quatril
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In part 110 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson recounts the life and career of Confederate guerilla leader William Clarke Quantrill and the havoc his men wrought on Lawrence, Kansas. He also makes the case that Confederate bushwhackers discredited the Southern cause.

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Civil War Series
3:49 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Motley Crew

Samples of uniforms

In part 111 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the rat-tag uniforms that both Northern and Southern troops were forced to wear.

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