Civil War Series

Civil War Series
1:15 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Onward, March!

Moving camp
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In part 167 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the logistics and cumbersome nature of a Civil War march.

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Civil War Series
1:13 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Get There the First With the Most

General Forrest leading the charge
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In part 168 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the colorful and controversial Nathan Bedford Forrest, perhaps the greatest calvary officer during the War.

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Civil War Series
12:39 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Edmund Ruffin

Edmund Ruffin
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In part 169 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the fierce Southern loyalist, Edmund Ruffin. Legend has it that he fired the first shot at the Battle of Fort Sumpter.

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Civil War Series
12:35 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Most American of Americans

Union General John Gibbon
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In part 170 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the career of Union General John Gibbon, whose men once were described by General McClellan as “dauntless as iron.” Thereafter, they were known as the Iron Brigade.

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Civil War Series
12:32 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Charleston Under Siege

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment
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In part 171 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the July 1863 siege of Charleston that involved the use of blacks in combat from the 54th Massachusetts Infantry.

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