James Robertson Jr.

Virginia Tech History Professor

Dr. James I. "Bud" Robertson, Jr., is a noted scholar on the American Civil War and Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech.

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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
Credit blogs.rockingham.k12.va.us

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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Civil War Series
3:45 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Buddies Blue and Gray

Illustration of the truce at Dunker Church
Credit civil-war-picket.blogspot.com

In part 114 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses why fraternization among Union and Confederate soldiers was so rampant.

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