Civil War Series
2:12 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Not Much Man But A Big General

Union General William Mahone
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In part 140 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles Major General William (Billy) Mahone, the diminutive man yet tough fighter show founded the Norfolk and Western Railway.

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Civil War Series
2:10 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

A Union Defeat

Illustration of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
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In part 141 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia on June 27, 1864. General William T. Sherman lost almost 3000 casualties compared to almost 500 for the Confederates.

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Civil War Series
2:09 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Disease

Civil War hospitals
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In part 142 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that just being in the Army killed more men than died in battle.

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Civil War Series
2:07 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Fighting Professor

Joshua Chamberlain
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In part 143 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the career of Joshua L. Chamberlain.

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Civil War Series
2:06 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Lone Nurse

Clara Barton founder of the American Red Cross
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In part 144 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the career of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.

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Civil War Series
2:04 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Civil War Histories

Recognized images of the Civil War

In part 145 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that some Civil War histories can be a minefield of misinformation posing as history.

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Civil War Series
2:03 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Biggest Loser

Union Brigadier General McDowell
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In part 146 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the general who lost at both First and Second Manassas, Brigadier General Irvin McDowell.

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Civil War Series
2:01 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Army Chaplains

Illustration of a chaplain at work on the battlefield
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In part 147 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson examines the most often overlooked soldier in the army.

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Civil War Series
2:00 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Careless with Matches

Union Major-General Sherman

In part 148 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the stern and fiery William Tecumseh Sherman.

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Civil War Series
1:58 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Mosquitoes, Fleas and Lice

Bugs - the bane of the soldier's existence
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In part 149 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson shares stories told by soldiers about their constant battle with insects.

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