Civil War Series

Civil War Series
12:45 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Bloody Angle

Battle of Spotsylvania
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In part 35 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes a horrific battle in Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 12, 1864. It is known as the Bloody Angle.

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Civil War Series
12:43 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

The Calvary

Illustration of a calvary charge
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In part 36 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson recounts a calvary battle in Richmond on the northern outskirts of the town at the hamlet of Yellow Tavern. It pitted Union General Phillip Sheridan against General Jeb Stuart, the embodiment of a Virginia cavalier.

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Civil War Series
4:33 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Letters

Letters
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In part 37 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us about the important role that letter writing played for soldiers both Blue and Gray.

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Civil War Series
4:32 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Confederate Flags

Samples of some confederate flags
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In part 38 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the various flags of the Southern Confederacy.

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Civil War Series
4:25 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Confederate President

Artwork of Jefferson Davis
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In part 39 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. 

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