Civil War Series
4:02 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Sam Grant

Union General Ulysses S. Grant

In part 104 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life and career of General Ulysses S. Grant.

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Civil War Series
4:00 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Southern Emigration

Confederados - the term used for Southerners who moved further South after the Civil War.
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In part 105 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the post-1865 emigration of Southerners to Central and South America and the influence they had there.

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Civil War Series
3:59 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Brutality of War

Monument about Dayton, Virginia
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In part 106 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson argues that civil wars can be especially vicious. He relates the events of October 3, 1864 in Dayton, Virginia to make his case.

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Civil War Series
3:57 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Sick Soldiers

Civil War Hospital
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In part 107 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the health problems and war wounds of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Francis R.T. Nicholls and how they endured the rigors of battle.

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Civil War Series
3:56 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The CSS Shenandoah

Illustration of the CSS Shenandoah
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In part 108 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson recounts the exploits of the CSS Shenandoah and the havoc it wrecked on Union forces.

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Civil War Series
3:55 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Battle at Shepherdstown

Illustration of the Battle of Shepherdstown
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In part 109 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses a military movement after the Battle of Antietam that proves that it is sometimes dangerous to press a retreating army.

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Civil War Series
3:51 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Guerilla Warfare

William Quatril
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In part 110 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson recounts the life and career of Confederate guerilla leader William Clarke Quantrill and the havoc his men wrought on Lawrence, Kansas. He also makes the case that Confederate bushwhackers discredited the Southern cause.

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Civil War Series
3:49 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Motley Crew

Samples of uniforms

In part 111 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the rat-tag uniforms that both Northern and Southern troops were forced to wear.

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Civil War Series
3:48 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Physician Healer

Monument to the 77th NY Infantry
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In part 112 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life and career of Union surgeon George Stevens, who, according to Dr. Robertson, wrote “one of the most quotable memoirs of the Civil War,” Three Years in the Sixth Corps.

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Civil War Series
3:46 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The White Knight

Illustration of General Turner Ashby
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In part 113 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles Confederate General Turner Ashby, the so-called White Knight of the Shenandoah Valley. According to Dr. Robertson, his is a story “of gallantry and a passion for danger.”

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