Here’s Lee White at the 2016 Emerging Civil War Symposium discussing the assault Hood’s Army of Tennessee made at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. The video’s description reads, “Lee White talked about the Confederate Army of Tennessee’s failed assault at the Battle of Franklin. In November 1864, after Union General William Sherman captured Atlanta and […]

Here’s Steve Davis talking about John Bell Hood’s assault at Atlanta. Steve is an engaging speaker and this is a really good presentation. This is another presentation from the Emerging Civil War 2016 Symposium. The video’s description reads, “Stephen Davis talked about the 1864 Battle of Atlanta and the engagements on July 22 just outside […]

In this very short [two minutes, thirty seconds] video, Matt Pinsker gives us the essential details of the Dred Scott case, a landmark Supreme Court case that was a major milestone on the road to civil war. Social Studies teachers may want to consider using this video in class. The video’s description reads, “Historian Matthew […]

Here’s a fine presentation on Susie King Taylor from the American Civil War Museum’s Kelly Hancock. Susie King Taylor was an African-American woman who married a USCT soldier and wrote her memoirs after the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Susie King Taylor was the only African-American woman to publish a memoir about her wartime […]

The good folks at the Gettysburg National Military Park recently published their schedule for their winter programs beginning in January. You can access it here. The book discussion program went very well this past winter, so I’m really looking forward to this year’s program as well. The winter lectures look fantastic. Also, this year for […]

Here’s a C-SPAN interview with Brooks Simpson, who is one of the top historians working today. I’m proud to call him a friend. The video’s description reads, “Professor Brooks Simpson talked about the challenges of writing history and biography. Professor Simpson is the author of multiple books on the Civil War and Reconstruction era, including […]

Here’s another video from the 2016 Emerging Civil War Symposium. In this one, Chris Mackowski gives a really good presentation on the battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse. The video’s description reads, “Chris Mackowski talked about the May 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, which pitted Ulysses S. Grant and his Union forces against Robert E. Lee […]