Here’s Professor Peter Carmichael of Gettysburg College speaking on how soldiers wrote about the violence at Antietam and how the press depicted it as part of the conference on “Remembering the Violence of Antietam” at Shepherd University. The video’s description reads, “Historian Peter Carmichael talked about the various ways violence at the 1862 Battle of Antietam […]

Here’s Amelia Grabowski giving an excellent talk on Clara Barton and her actions at the Battle of Antietam. This was held at Shepherd University in West Virginia on September 8, 2018. I attended this conference, titled “Remembering the Violence of Antietam,” and had a wonderful time. The second half of the conference was on the […]

I found two instances where journalists doing their normal thing of getting views from all sides without calling out the idiots and liars of the SCV when they push their lost cause nonsense. In this story, a member of the SCV sits down with a student at the University of North Carolina to discuss “Silent […]

Here’s a great discussion between Professor Peter Carmichael of Gettysburg College and host Gerald Prokopowicz regarding Dr. Carmichael’s new book, The War for the Common Soldier. They discuss the book as well as the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, of which Dr. Carmichael is the Director.

Those who watched the Ken Burns series, The Civil War, no doubt remember Shelby Foote discussing the large number of casualties in the war and intoning, “The reason for the high casualties is really quite simple: the weapons were way ahead of the tactics.” It turns out, Shelby was wrong–again. This book by Professor Earl J. […]

Here’s Dr. Timothy B. Smith, a prolific Civil War historian, discussing his work with Bjorn Skaptason of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. The discussion centers on Dr. Smith’s latest works, The Real Horse Soldiers and The Decision Was Always My Own.

This is Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart discussing women who disguised themselves as men and fought in the Civil War as soldiers. The video’s description reads, “Public historians Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart explored the stories of women who defied cultural norms to fight in the Civil War. They also described women’s wartime work as nurses, cooks, and laundresses. The […]