Civil War Series
1:17 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

David Hunter

General David Hunter
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In part 166 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the checkered career of General David Hunter, of whom one observer said was a good house burner but nothing else.

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Civil War Series
1:15 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Onward, March!

Moving camp
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In part 167 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the logistics and cumbersome nature of a Civil War march.

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Civil War Series
1:13 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Get There the First With the Most

General Forrest leading the charge
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In part 168 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the colorful and controversial Nathan Bedford Forrest, perhaps the greatest calvary officer during the War.

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Education
12:53 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Tension Continues at UVA

A report in the Washington Post suggests that University of Virginia Rector Helen Dragas is again at odds with the university’s president, and the faculty is taking sides.

When UVA President Teresa Sullivan was reinstated last summer, she and Rector Helen Dragas assured the public they could work together, but it appears the two are feuding over long-term goals for the university and its medical center and the role that a governing board should play in day-to-day operations.

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Civil War Series
12:39 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Edmund Ruffin

Edmund Ruffin
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In part 169 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the fierce Southern loyalist, Edmund Ruffin. Legend has it that he fired the first shot at the Battle of Fort Sumpter.

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Civil War Series
12:35 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Most American of Americans

Union General John Gibbon
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In part 170 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the career of Union General John Gibbon, whose men once were described by General McClellan as “dauntless as iron.” Thereafter, they were known as the Iron Brigade.

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Civil War Series
12:32 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Charleston Under Siege

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment
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In part 171 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the July 1863 siege of Charleston that involved the use of blacks in combat from the 54th Massachusetts Infantry.

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Civil War Series
12:29 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Wrong Place Wrong Time

Judith Henry's House

In part 172 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the horrific battle at the home of Judith Henry, the only known civilian to die at the Battle of First Manassas.

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Civil War Series
12:27 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

The Peter Principle

Confederate General Hood
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In part 173 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson explains how one of the best combat leaders in the Confederate Army became an army commander and thus fulfilled the Peter Principle.

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Civil War Series
5:34 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard

Confederate General Beauregard

In part 174 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the career of Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, a patriotic, flamboyant and gallant man who had neither tact nor diplomacy.

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