Civil War Series
4:15 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Moses Ezekiel

Moses Ezekiel
Credit www.civilwar.org

In part 41 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson gives an account of the life of Civil War soldier and prolific sculptor, Moses Ezekiel.

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Virginia Conversations
4:07 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

The Writing Life

On this edition of “Virginia Conversations” we gather three Virginia authors to share their writing experiences.  Join host May-Lily Lee with guests Sheri Reynolds, Cathryn Hankla, and Kristen-Paige Madonia.  Hear what inspires their creativity, and the rewards and challenges of being an author.

Virginia Conversations
4:02 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Listen to the Lexicographer

On this edition of Virginia Conversations,  we’d like a word with you… or maybe two!
World renowned lexicographer Anne Soukhanov joins host May-Lily Lee for a look at the newest, most-used, and even most-dreaded words of the past year.  Listeners share their word lists and top grammatical pet peeves.
 

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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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