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
12:53 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Shiloh

Battle of Shiloh
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In part 31 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson recounts the April Battle of Shiloh, the commencement of war in earnest in the West.

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Civil War Series
12:50 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Virginia's Secession

Secession cartoon
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In part 32 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson explains why Virginia’s secession from the Union was one of our nation’s most momentous events.

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Civil War Series
12:48 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

The Soldier's Diet

Cooking utensils

In part 33 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the diet of the Civil War soldier.

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Civil War Series
12:46 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Grumble Jones

"Grumble" Jones
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In part 34 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles one of the Civil War’s most colorful characters, William Edmondson “Grumble” Jones.

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Civil War Series
12:45 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Bloody Angle

Battle of Spotsylvania
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In part 35 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes a horrific battle in Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 12, 1864. It is known as the Bloody Angle.

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