Civil War Series
4:47 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Reasons for War

Political cartoon of the time
Credit http://www.indiana.edu

In part 6 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the reasons we study, relive and refer back to the Civil War.

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Civil War Series
4:46 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Johnny Reb and Billy Yank

Johhny Reb and Billy Yank
Credit 4thtennessee.de

In part 7 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that Johnny Reb and Billy Yank are a major reason for the continued fascination with the Civil War.

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Civil War Series
4:44 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Southwestern Virginia

An illustration of a southwest Virginia battle
Credit blog.encyclopediavirginia.org

In part 8 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the contributions of southwestern Virginia to the Southern cause.

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Civil War Series
4:43 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Julia Ward Howe
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In part 9 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells the interesting story of Julia Ward Howe’s inspiration for The Battle Hymn of the Republic.

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Civil War Series
4:41 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

The Regular Soldiers

Civil War soldiers
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In part 10 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson provides proof that Johnny Rebs and Billy Yanks came in every size and shape and every background.

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Civil War Series
4:40 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

The Gettysburg Address

Gettysburg Address

In part 11 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson provides the story behind that famous speech President Lincoln gave in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863

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Civil War Series
4:38 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Pickett's Charge

Artwork of Pickett's Charge
Credit www.1st-art-gallery.com

In part 12 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson relates the story of two old friends, Lewis Armistead and Winfield Hancock, who crossed paths during the July 3, 1863 battle known as Pickett’s Charge. They were on opposing sides of the conflict.

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Civil War Series
4:35 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Danville's Darkest Days

Danville
Credit danvillevthistorical.org

In part 13 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us about one of Danville, Virginia’s darkest hours during the Civil War.

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Civil War Series
4:33 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Battle of Fredericksburg

Battle of Fredericksburg

In part 14 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the horrible battle at Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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Civil War Series
4:32 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

The Man Who Made Santa Claus

Thomas Nast's Santa Claus
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In part 15 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us about the man who made Santa Claus.

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