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
12:43 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

The Calvary

Illustration of a calvary charge
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In part 36 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson recounts a calvary battle in Richmond on the northern outskirts of the town at the hamlet of Yellow Tavern. It pitted Union General Phillip Sheridan against General Jeb Stuart, the embodiment of a Virginia cavalier.

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Civil War Series
4:33 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Letters

Letters
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In part 37 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us about the important role that letter writing played for soldiers both Blue and Gray.

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Civil War Series
4:32 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Confederate Flags

Samples of some confederate flags
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In part 38 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the various flags of the Southern Confederacy.

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Civil War Series
4:25 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Confederate President

Artwork of Jefferson Davis
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In part 39 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. 

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Civil War Series
4:16 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Battle of Chancellorsville

Battle of Chancelorsville
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In part 40 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the horror on the battlefield during the 1863 Battle at Chancellorsville. Here,  General Lee won his most spectacular victory but lost his most dependable lieutenant, Stonewall Jackson.

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