Civil War Series

Civil War Series
1:23 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Fighting Joe

General Joe Hooker
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In part 162 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the career of the flamboyant and self-confident General Joseph Hooker, who suffered one of the greatest defeats in the entire Civil War.

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Civil War Series
1:22 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Mothers

Vintage Mother's Day Card
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In part 163 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson pays homage to the mother who sends her son into battle. They experience a unique brand of suffering.

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Civil War Series
1:20 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

An Old Warhorse

General Winfield Scott
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In part 164 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the career of Lieutenant-General Winfield Scott, the nation’s foremost military hero since George Washington. His military ideas would eventually win victory for the North.

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Civil War Series
1:18 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Civil War Battlefield

Gettysburg Memorial Site

In part 165 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that while Civil War battle sites can be both attractive and fascinating tourist destinations, they should be considered places of great reverence because they show how unstable and unpredictable life can be.

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Civil War Series
1:17 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

David Hunter

General David Hunter
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In part 166 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the checkered career of General David Hunter, of whom one observer said was a good house burner but nothing else.

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