Civil War Series

Civil War Series
1:40 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Tragedy at Fort Pillow

Confederate massacre of black Union troops after the surrender at Fort Pillow, April 12, 1864.
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In part 157 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the Battle of Fort Pillow, Tennessee, a massacre of Union soldiers that became a blot on the career of Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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Civil War Series
1:38 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Bread Riot

An illustration of the Richmond Bread Riot that appeared in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper May 3, 1863.
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In part 158 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the full-scale riot that erupted in Richmond, Virginia on the morning of April 2, 1863.

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Civil War Series
1:37 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

War Begins

Fort Sumter, South Carolina
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In part 159 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the April 1861 Battle of Fort Sumter that began the bloodiest war in the nation’s history.

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Civil War Series
1:35 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Baltimore Divided

Baltimore Riot 1861
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In part 160 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson relates the events of April 19, 1861, when the 6th Massachussetts, a militia unit, fought with the citizens of a divided Baltimore.

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Civil War Series
1:32 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The SS Sultana

SS Sultana
Credit www.wabash.edu

In part 161 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us that the greatest disaster in maritime history was overshadowed by other events, including the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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