Civil War Series

Civil War Series
2:49 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Yuletide Greetings

Christmas during the war
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In part 122 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that during the Civil War, there were few gifts and celebrations but the thoughts of family and home occupied the minds of soldiers. Here, Dr. Robertson shares excerpts from some letters written by soldiers to their families.

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Civil War Series
2:47 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Lewis A. Armistead

Lewis Addison Armistead
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In part 123 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life of Brigadier General Lewis Addison Armistead and describes his role in the most famous attack in American military history.

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Civil War Series
2:46 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Yes, We Can!

Women supporting the war effort
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In part 124 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the contributions of women as factory workers, schoolmistresses and nurses, all occupations that were held by men prior to the war. He says that the equal rights movement began in earnest during the conflict.

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Civil War Series
2:44 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Battle of Mill Springs

Illustration of the death of Zollicoffer at Mill Springs
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In part 125 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson relates the events of the January 19, 1862 Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky. It was a small contest by Civil War standards, but it had major implications for the Confederacy.

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Civil War Series
2:43 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Fairfax Courthouse Incident

John Mosby
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In part 126 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life and career of John Singleton Mosby. He relates the events of March 8, 1863, the date on which Mosby made his biggest catch of the war.

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