Civil War Series

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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Civil War Series
3:54 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Battles of Atlanta

Lithograph of the Battle of Atlanta
Credit georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu

In part 46 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the two back-to-back battles in Atlanta that served as the backdrop for the conflicts portrayed in Margaret Mitchell’s novel, Gone with the Wind.

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Civil War Series
3:52 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Terminology

Different words - same thing

In part 47 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the different terminology used by the North and South for army designations, battle names and even military uniforms.

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Civil War Series
3:50 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

The Siege of Petersburg

Siege of Petersburg
Credit www.americaslibrary.gov

In part 48 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the events of July 30, 1864. As the siege of Petersburg was entering its second month, General Grant was anxious to deliver one hard blow that would cripple the impoverished Confederate army and end the war. The plan, which was developed by coal miners, called for a 580 feet tunnel and 8 tons of gunpowder.

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Civil War Series
3:48 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Brigadier General Lane

General James Henry Lane
Credit www.vmi.edu

In part 49 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the prolific career of Confederate Brigadier General James Henry Lane.

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