Civil War Series

Civil War Series
3:36 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Overlooked

Horses in combat
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In part 117 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the unfortunate plight of horses and mules during the conflict. They were, he says, the first target in battle and they always had high combat losses. 

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Civil War Series
3:34 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Onward, March

Civil War shoes
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In part 118 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that Civil War soldiers did more marching than fighting. Here, he describes the physical hardships caused by traveling great distances by foot.

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Civil War Series
3:32 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Man Who Cursed in Jackson’s Presence

Various supply wagons used during the war.

In part 119 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life and career of John A. Harman, Stonewall Jackson’s only Quartermaster. He says the fact that Harman could not control himself made him one of the best Quartermasters in the Union.

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Civil War Series
2:51 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Sarah Jane Smith

Transcript of the trial of Sarah Jane Smith
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In part 120 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the guerilla warfare that took place in Missouri. He also profiles the actions of Confederate Sarah Jane Smith, who was the first woman to be put to death for crimes against the United States.

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Civil War Series
2:50 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Colonel Benjamin Grierson

Colonel Benjamin Grierson
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In part 121 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life and career of Colonel Benjamin Grierson, the Illinois music teacher who conducted the Civil War’s first long-range expedition by Union Calvary into enemy territory.

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