Civil War Series

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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Civil War Series
1:47 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Sallie

Memorial to Sallie
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In part 152 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles one of the most unique soldiers in the 1860s: the mascot of the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry Regimen.

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Civil War Series
1:46 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Pulpit and the Sword

Confederate Lieutenant-General Polk

In part 153 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the career of Leonidas Polk, the Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana who became a Confederate general.

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Civil War Series
1:44 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Boy Soldiers

Illustration of a Liberty Hall Volunteer
Credit http://garyhistart.blogspot.com

In part 154 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson traces the wartime history of Company I of the Fourth Virginia Infantry Regiment, better known as the Liberty Hall Volunteers.

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Civil War Series
1:43 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Confederate Medicine

Confederate Surgeon General Dr. Samuel Preston Moore
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In part 155 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the accomplishments of Samuel Preston Moore, the Surgeon General of the Confederacy.

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