Civil War Series

Civil War Series
3:48 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Physician Healer

Monument to the 77th NY Infantry
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In part 112 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life and career of Union surgeon George Stevens, who, according to Dr. Robertson, wrote “one of the most quotable memoirs of the Civil War,” Three Years in the Sixth Corps.

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Civil War Series
3:46 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The White Knight

Illustration of General Turner Ashby
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In part 113 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles Confederate General Turner Ashby, the so-called White Knight of the Shenandoah Valley. According to Dr. Robertson, his is a story “of gallantry and a passion for danger.”

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Civil War Series
3:45 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Buddies Blue and Gray

Illustration of the truce at Dunker Church
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In part 114 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses why fraternization among Union and Confederate soldiers was so rampant.

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Civil War Series
3:39 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Flags in Battle

Union and Confederate flags
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In part 115 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that a unit’s flag was the soldiers most visual sign of patriotism and that there was no shortage in battle for men to be standard bearers.

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Civil War Series
3:37 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman
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In part 116 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life and career of Walt Whitman. Though he was, Robertson says, the most famous male nurse in the Civil War, his writings about the conflict have the greater fame.

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