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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Civil War Series
2:00 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Fraternization

Soldiers pose for a photo
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In part 83 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the large-scale fraternization that occurred amongst Billy Yanks and Johnny Rebs between military actions.

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Civil War Series
1:57 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Drinking in camp

Drinking in camp
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In part 84 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the heavy drinking that occurred in both the Northern and Southern camps.

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Civil War Series
1:55 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

General Hood

Lt. General John B. Hood

In part 85 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us why no figure better personifies the Peter Principle than Confederate General John B. Hood.

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Civil War Series
1:53 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Battle of Cloyd's Mountain

Flag 14th West Virginia Regiment
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In part 86 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the largest battle fought in Southwest Virginia: the Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain.

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Civil War Series
1:51 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Camp Sumpter - Andersonville

Andersonville Prison
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In part 87 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us that the Confederate prison in south central Georgia was officially called Camp Sumpter, however it was better known as Andersonville, the name of a nearby town. Dr. Robertson paints a horrific portrait of the compound that held a total of forty-five thousand Union soldiers, twelve thousand nine hundred of whom died there.

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