Civil War Series

Civil War Series
4:15 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Moses Ezekiel

Moses Ezekiel
Credit www.civilwar.org

In part 41 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson gives an account of the life of Civil War soldier and prolific sculptor, Moses Ezekiel.

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Civil War Series
4:00 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Stonewall Gets Drunk

Illustration of Stonewall Jackson
Credit etc.usf.edu

In part 42 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson shares the incident of Stonewall Jackson becoming hilariously drunk.

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Civil War Series
3:58 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Gettysburg

Gettysburg Memorial

In part 43 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses one of two battles of July 1863 that turned the tide of the War and marked the Confederacy for defeat: the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Civil War Series
3:57 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Vicksburg

Battle of Vicksburg
Credit www.sonofthesouth.net

In part 44 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that the most important city on the Mississippi to the Confederate cause was Vicksburg. However, the events there in July 1863 showed that Lee’s army was running out of manpower and time.

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Civil War Series
3:55 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Typhoid Fever

Civil War era Medicine
Credit www.civilwarbooklady.com

In part 45 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the danger that both Union and Confederate armies faced from the ingestion of impure drinking water: typhoid fever.

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