Civil War Series
4:00 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Stonewall Gets Drunk

Illustration of Stonewall Jackson
Credit etc.usf.edu

In part 42 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson shares the incident of Stonewall Jackson becoming hilariously drunk.

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Civil War Series
3:58 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Gettysburg

Gettysburg Memorial

In part 43 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses one of two battles of July 1863 that turned the tide of the War and marked the Confederacy for defeat: the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Civil War Series
3:57 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Vicksburg

Battle of Vicksburg
Credit www.sonofthesouth.net

In part 44 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that the most important city on the Mississippi to the Confederate cause was Vicksburg. However, the events there in July 1863 showed that Lee’s army was running out of manpower and time.

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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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Civil War Series
3:45 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Colorful Characters

Isabelle Boyd
Credit hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu

In part 50 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses espionage during the Civil War and profiles some of its most colorful characters, including Alan Pinkerton, Crazy Bet and Belle Boyd, the siren of the Shenandoah.

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Virginia Conversations
3:45 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

General Assembly Crossover Time

This week marked the crossover at the General Assembly has come and gone– that’s when the House and Senate wrap up work on legislation and let the other chamber consider it.  So how’s the first half of the session going?  Our panel of experts share their analysis with host Bob Gibson on Virginia Conversations.
 

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