Here’s the American Experience episode on the life of Robert E. Lee, featuring Pete Carmichael as one of the historians commenting on Lee.

Here’s Scott Hartwig delivering an outstanding presentation on the opening stages of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 based on his book, To Antietam Creek.  He takes us up to the opening of the Battle of Antietam.  This is a presentation he gave in September, 2014 at the US Army Heritage and Education Center. The video’s description […]

Here’s hoping everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Our modern version of Thanksgiving has its origin in the Civil War. Earlier in our history, Days of Thanksgiving were proclaimed by presidents and by states on various days throughout the year. Abraham Lincoln first proclaimed that the last Thursday in November would be a Day […]

It’s a little difficult to categorize this book by Stephen Cushman, a professor of English at the University of Virginia.  While he subtitles the book, Reflections on a Civil War Battle, that battle being the Battle of the Wilderness, it’s a lot more.  Cushman is a student of the Civil War, like many of us.  […]

This book contains the letters written by Major General George G. Meade’s volunteer aide, Theodore Lyman, from the time he joined Meade’s staff to the end of April, 1865.  You can download and read the book here. The book has since been republished as With Grant & Meade From the Wilderness to Appomattox with an […]

The first presentation of the day was from Robert Wilson on “Mathew Brady:  Portraits of a Nation.”  He discussed the photographer’s career, telling us that Brady was the sole source for the claim that Lincoln once said “Brady and the Cooper Institute made me President.”  He told us about how Brady organized his studio, with […]

Here’s Ranger Matt Atkinson giving a campfire talk on Dan Sickles.

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