Civil War Series
2:39 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

National Leadership

Famous generals
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In part 72 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that the Civil War is a classic example of the axiom that responding to change is a supreme test of national leadership. He says the struggle was a conflict for which neither North nor South stood ready.

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Civil War Series
2:37 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Famous Horse

Statue of Traveler and General Lee
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In part 73 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson talks about the most famous horse in American history.

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Civil War Series
2:13 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Angel of Mercy

Richard Kirkland
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In part 75 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us why a monument was dedicated to Confederate soldier Richard Kirkland. Kirkland was considered an “angel of mercy” on both sides of the conflict.

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Civil War Series
2:12 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

General Ewell

General Ewell
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In part 76 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the career of Confederate General Richard S. Ewell, whom Robertson says was “one of nature’s sublime characters.”

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Civil War Series
2:10 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Officer Down

Brigadier General William Nelson
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In part 77 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson relates the events of September 29, 1862. On this date, General William Nelson was killed by one of his own officers.

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Civil War Series
2:09 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Regimental Character

The 7th Illinois Infantry
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In part 78 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that many of the regiments had a unique characteristic that set them apart from each other.

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Civil War Series
2:07 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Major General Buford

General John Buford
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In part 79 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life and exemplary career of Major General John Buford.

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Civil War Series
2:05 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

A Traditional War?

War photo
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In part 80 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson makes the case that the conflict, which was modern in so many aspects, had a more traditional nature. 

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Civil War Series
2:03 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Vice-President of the Confederacy

Vice-President Stephens

In part 81 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life and career of the Vice-President of the Confederate States, Alexander H. Stephens.

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Civil War Series
2:02 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Richmond 1865

Illustration of the fall of Richmond, Virginia
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In part 82 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the destruction and chaos that occurred in Richmond, Virginia on April 2, 1865.

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