Here’s Ranger Karlton Smith giving a Campfire Lecture on William B. Cushing, brother of soon-to-be Medal of Honor Recipient Alonzo Cushing.  William Cushing is best known for leading the detachment that destroyed the confederate ironclad, CSS Albemarle  Some call William Cushing a prototype of the Navy SEALs.

Here’s Ranger Chuck Teague presenting a battle walk on Little Round Top.

Here’s Professor Gregory Downs of the City College of New York lecturing on the Reconstruction Era.  He has a couple of misstatements [Harpers Ferry is not Manassas], but overall not too bad.

Here’s Kate Masur on how Elizabeth Keckley and William Slade were active in black political groups in Washington, DC during the Civil War.  She sheds a fascinating light on a topic few talk about.

Here’s an excellent discussion and presentation with Elizabeth Varon of the University of Virginia on Appomattox and the different ideas of what it represented.

Here’s a discussion of the PBS documentary based on Drew Gilpin Faust’s book of the same name.  The panel consists of Ric Burns, filmmaker, Drew Gilpin Faust, author, and Admiral Mike Mullen, retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  The discussion was held November 18, 2013 at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center.

Robert E. Lee, it is claimed, once said that, when asked who was the best Union general he faced, said, “most emphatically ‘McCellan by all odds.’ ”  This is in Robert E. Lee Jr.’s book, Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee, on page 416.  It’s in a section dealing with a conversation General […]


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