Civil War Series
4:06 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Youngest General

Galusha Pennypacker
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In part 101 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life and career of Brigadier General Galusha Pennypacker, the youngest man ever to hold this rank in the US army.

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Civil War Series
4:05 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Stonewall Jackson

Illustration of Andrew "Stonewall" Jackson
Credit en.wikipedia.org

In part 102 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses two myths surrounding the life of General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.

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Civil War Series
4:03 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Gettysburg: The Untold Story

Gettysburg Battlefield Road

In part 103 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says there is a story about the Battles of Gettysburg that is seldom heard but that needs to be told. He says it is “the most human and telling picture of that war.”

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Civil War Series
4:02 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Sam Grant

Union General Ulysses S. Grant

In part 104 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life and career of General Ulysses S. Grant.

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Civil War Series
4:00 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Southern Emigration

Confederados - the term used for Southerners who moved further South after the Civil War.
Credit confederados.net

In part 105 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the post-1865 emigration of Southerners to Central and South America and the influence they had there.

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Civil War Series
3:59 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Brutality of War

Monument about Dayton, Virginia
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In part 106 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson argues that civil wars can be especially vicious. He relates the events of October 3, 1864 in Dayton, Virginia to make his case.

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Civil War Series
3:57 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Sick Soldiers

Civil War Hospital
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In part 107 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the health problems and war wounds of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Francis R.T. Nicholls and how they endured the rigors of battle.

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Civil War Series
3:56 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The CSS Shenandoah

Illustration of the CSS Shenandoah
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In part 108 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson recounts the exploits of the CSS Shenandoah and the havoc it wrecked on Union forces.

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Civil War Series
3:55 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Battle at Shepherdstown

Illustration of the Battle of Shepherdstown
Credit jarosebrock.wordpress.com

In part 109 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses a military movement after the Battle of Antietam that proves that it is sometimes dangerous to press a retreating army.

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Civil War Series
3:51 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Guerilla Warfare

William Quatril
Credit www.pbs.org

In part 110 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson recounts the life and career of Confederate guerilla leader William Clarke Quantrill and the havoc his men wrought on Lawrence, Kansas. He also makes the case that Confederate bushwhackers discredited the Southern cause.

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