Civil War Series

Civil War Series
12:29 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Wrong Place Wrong Time

Judith Henry's House

In part 172 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the horrific battle at the home of Judith Henry, the only known civilian to die at the Battle of First Manassas.

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Civil War Series
12:27 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Peter Principle

Confederate General Hood
Credit en.wikipedia.org

In part 173 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson explains how one of the best combat leaders in the Confederate Army became an army commander and thus fulfilled the Peter Principle.

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Civil War Series
5:34 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard

Confederate General Beauregard

In part 174 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the career of Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, a patriotic, flamboyant and gallant man who had neither tact nor diplomacy.

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Civil War Series
4:56 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

The Graybeards

Iowa soldiers
Credit http://www.iowahistory.org

In part 175 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us that the 37th Iowa Infantry was like any other regiment save for one difference: the men were all past the maximum age limit for conscription. 

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Civil War Series
4:50 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

John Pope

Union General John Pope
Credit www.nps.gov

In part 176 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the career of Union General John Pope, best known for his loss at the Second Battle of Bull Run. We also learn that he was one of the most detested officers of his day. 

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