Here’s Emory Thomas talking about his two books on Robert E. Lee, the life of Lee, and what it was like to write a biography of Lee in the shadow of Douglas Southall Freeman.  This was a lecture Professor Thomas gave at the Library of a Virginia as part of the Museum of the Confederacy’s […]

Here’s Ranger Scott Adrian talking about the fighting at Devil’s Den on July 2, 1863.  Ranger Scott shows his dedication to doing a good job, and I think with time and practice his delivery will be smoother.  I do wonder why the Park decided to film more than one presentation at Devil’s Den this year.

Here’s a panel discussion from 2000 with Gary Gallagher, Joseph Harsh, Alan Nolan, and Bevin Alexander on the generalship of Robert E. Lee. I have to say I completely disagree with Bevin Alexander and Alan Nolan.  I really don’t think they understand Lee.  I also completely disagree with Alexander’s understanding of the Civil War, and […]

  This was Jonathan Noyalas’ presentation in the 1864 Shenandoah Campaign and the Burning Sesquicentennial Conference held at Lord Fairfax Community  College in Middletown, Virginia on August 2, 2014. On the night of October 19, 1864, Major General Philip H. Sheridan and his friends, George Crook, were sitting around the Belle Grove Mansion that night reflecting […]

This was Nancy Sorrells’ presentation at the 1864 Shenandoah Campaign and the Burning Sesquicentennial Conference at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Virginia. She told us that in April of 1861, the Shenandoah Valley was the picture of agricultural riches.  It was filled with prospering family farms which with mixed agricultural systems supplied flour and whiskey […]

Originally posted on The Blog of Gettysburg National Military Park:
Moving the Battery F 5th US Artillery marker at Gettysburg National Military Park Yesterday, another piece of the puzzle was locked into place on Gettysburg’s Cemetery Ridge when National Park Service (NPS) staff moved the Battery F 5th U.S. Artillery monument back to the spot…

Here’s the indomitable Ed Bearss, Chief Historian Emeritus of the National Park Service, speaking in his own unique manner on the Battle of the Wilderness.

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