Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Battle for Little Round Top

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

The Reconstruction Era

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.

Black Politics in Civil War Washington

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.

Rethinking Appomattox

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.

These Honored Dead

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.

Did Lee Say This?

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 […]

Kevin Levin at the Crater Sesquicentennial

From the description of the video:  “Kevin Levin, author of Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder, talked about the importance of the U.S. Civil War battle. The Battle of the Crater took place on July 30, 1864 in Petersburg, Virginia.”