Here’s Professor Jennifer Murray of UVa-Wise in her course on the Gilded Age talking about reunions of Civil War veterans, and then providing a linkage to the Centennial and modern commemorations and how we remember the Civil War. It’s an excellent lecture.
The video’s description reads, “Professor Jennifer Murray talked about how Civil War veterans’ reunions and commemorations have changed from the Reconstruction era to the present. She described how in the years after the war, the dominant narrative focused on reconciliation, but has since expanded to deal with slavery as a cause for the war. This class is from a course called ‘The Gilded Age.’ ”