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
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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
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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
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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.
 

Civil War Series
3:44 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Little Sorrel

Little Sorrel
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In part 51 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us that every major war commander had a favorite horse, including Stonewall Jackson. In this installment, we hear a loving tale between a man and his beloved animal, Little Sorrel.

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Civil War Series
3:42 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Arlington National Cemetery

Present day Arlington National Cemetery
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In part 52 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us how Arlington National Cemetery, once the grounds of a beautiful estate, became a burial ground for the nation’s war dead. 

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Civil War Series
3:41 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Crazy Betsy

Elizabeth Van Lew
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In part 53 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the Union espionage agent known as Crazy Betsy.

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Virginia Conversations
3:40 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Virginia's Budget

On this edition of Virginia Conversations, we’re keeping an eye on your tax dollars in Richmond.  In the Virginia General Assembly, members of the House and Senate each draw-up spending plans for the next two years. So, what’s up and what’s cut?  How will it affect the state programs you depend on?  Join host May-Lily Lee and her guests, Jeff Shapiro with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and political analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth, with DecideSmart.

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Civil War Series
3:39 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Moving the Confederate Capital

Confederate politicians
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In part 54 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us why the Confederate Capitol had to be moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia.

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