Civil War Series

Civil War Series
2:01 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Army Chaplains

Illustration of a chaplain at work on the battlefield
Credit notredamecivilwar.blogspot.com

In part 147 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson examines the most often overlooked soldier in the army.

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Civil War Series
2:00 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Careless with Matches

Union Major-General Sherman

In part 148 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the stern and fiery William Tecumseh Sherman.

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Civil War Series
1:58 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Mosquitoes, Fleas and Lice

Bugs - the bane of the soldier's existence
Credit entomology.montana.edu

In part 149 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson shares stories told by soldiers about their constant battle with insects.

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Civil War Series
1:52 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Boy Artillerist

Illustration of William Pegram
Credit vahistorical.wordpress.com

In part 150 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson chronicles the career of William Ransom Johnson Pegram and the young man’s rise from Private to Colonel of Artillery. 

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Civil War Series
1:50 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Dysentery Enemy

Period hospital facilities

In part 151 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that during the conflict there were one million eight hundred thousand cases of dysentery and diarrhea among the two million soldiers who served in the Union army. As he makes clear, the disease did not take sides.

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