Civil War Series
3:07 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Christmas 1864

President Lincoln's letter to General Sherman
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In part 68 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the 1864 yuletide battle in Georgia, a conflict for which William Tecumseh Sherman is most remembered.

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Civil War Series
3:05 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Chaplain Fuller

Chaplain Fuller
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In part 69 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles Chaplain Arthur B. Fuller, a man whom Robertson says has a story that all Americans should hear and revere.

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Civil War Series
3:02 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Disparity of Resources

Samples of supply barrels
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In part 70 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson contrasts the wide disparity of resources between the Union and Confederate forces.

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Civil War Series
3:00 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

General Pickett

Illustration of Pickett's charge
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In part 71 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles Confederate General George E. Pickett. His name is attached to the most famous charge in American military history, yet, as Dr. Robertson says, his Civil War career ended in disgrace.

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Civil War Series
2:39 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

National Leadership

Famous generals
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In part 72 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that the Civil War is a classic example of the axiom that responding to change is a supreme test of national leadership. He says the struggle was a conflict for which neither North nor South stood ready.

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Civil War Series
2:37 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Famous Horse

Statue of Traveler and General Lee
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In part 73 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson talks about the most famous horse in American history.

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Civil War Series
2:13 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Angel of Mercy

Richard Kirkland
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In part 75 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us why a monument was dedicated to Confederate soldier Richard Kirkland. Kirkland was considered an “angel of mercy” on both sides of the conflict.

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Civil War Series
2:12 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

General Ewell

General Ewell
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In part 76 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the career of Confederate General Richard S. Ewell, whom Robertson says was “one of nature’s sublime characters.”

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Civil War Series
2:10 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Officer Down

Brigadier General William Nelson
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In part 77 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson relates the events of September 29, 1862. On this date, General William Nelson was killed by one of his own officers.

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Civil War Series
2:09 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Regimental Character

The 7th Illinois Infantry
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In part 78 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that many of the regiments had a unique characteristic that set them apart from each other.

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