Civil War Series

Civil War Series
4:47 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Ball’s Bluff

The Battle of Ball's Bluff
Credit ushistoryimages.com

In part 177 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the Union defeat at Ball’s Bluff, which was just up the Potomac from Washington, as a debacle. The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War established to investigate the matter fared no better than the Union troops did on that battlefield.

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Civil War Series
4:38 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Harper’s Ferry

Hardware store at Harper's Ferry

In part 178 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that both North and South fought over Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia with a determination that was sometimes desperation.

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Civil War Series
9:40 am
Tue March 5, 2013

“Bloody Lane,” Antietam

Confederate dead on the Hagerstown road at the Battle of Antietam
Credit http://www.americaslibrary.gov

In part 179 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the events of September 17, 1862, the bloodiest one-day battle in the nation’s history.

   

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Civil War Series
9:35 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Faithful Servant

General Howard

In part 180 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that the piety that General Oliver Howard displayed in his private life did not transfer to stellar achievement on the battlefield.

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Civil War Series
9:24 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Winners and Losers

Opinions of the war
Credit www.soldierstudies.org

In part 181 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that we sometimes employ extreme judgments in our estimation of winners and losers on the battlefield.

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