Monthly Archives: March 2022

Scottsdale Civil War Roundtable

The Scottsdale [AZ] Civil War Roundtable has posted a number of their Zoom presentations on YouTube for your edification and viewing pleasure. Enjoy.

Lincoln the Lawyer

This book by Professor Brian Dirck examines Abraham Lincoln’s career as a lawyer, but it is more than that. It also gives us insight into what it was like to be a lawyer in the mid-19th Century, especially on the frontier. Professor Dirck tells us, “My guiding question has been: what would Lincoln have seen […]

The Civil War in Virginia

Here’s Professor Steven Woodworth of TCU giving a really good lecture on operations in Virginia in 1864. The video’s description reads, “Texas Christian University professor Steven Woodworth taught a class about life on the home front and battles fought in Virginia during the Civil War. He focused on the 1864 Overland Campaign which culminated in the siege of Petersburg […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin with this article from North Carolina showing a map of that state’s confederate monuments. “A decade ago, North Carolina had more than 100 Confederate monuments. As of February 2022, at least 33 had been relocated to private property or taken down altogether. … The state general assembly passed a law in 2015 prohibiting […]

Union General Meade at Gettysburg

Here’s author Kent Masterson Brown giving a pretty good presentation on George Meade at the Battle of Gettysburg. He gave this presentation during the 2021 anniversary of the battle. The video’s description reads, “Kent Masterson Brown talked about his book, Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command, which examines the leadership of Union General George G. Meade […]

CWTR Episode 1821: The National Archives

Here’s a nice conversation between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Jacqueline Budell, Archives Specialist at the National Archives. They discuss researching at the National Archives.

Winter Lecture 2022 – Gettysburg Roots: A Family, a Farm, and the Fight for Freedom

Here’s Jared Frederick giving a presentation on the Warfield Farm at Gettysburg and the Warfield family. The video’s description reads, “Once partially concealed by numerous postwar additions, the Civil War era homestead of Gettysburg blacksmith James Warfield and his family now stands revived to its 1860s appearance along the Millerstown Road. Rehabilitation efforts yielded as […]

CWTR Episode 1819: A House Built By Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House

Here’s a really good discussion between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Professor Jonathan White, on two of Professor White’s books, To Address You as My Friend: African Americans Letters to Abraham Lincoln and A House Built By Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House.

The Recollections and Letters of Robert E. Lee

This book is by R. E. Lee’s son, Robert E. Lee Jr. You can read it for free here, here, here, here, and here. The book gives us an intimate look at Lee Sr. and his family. We learn details such as Lee Sr. had an Irish servant in Mexico named Jim Connally, who after […]

Winter Lecture 2022 – Gettysburg’s Rebel Commissioner

Here’s Supervisory Ranger Chris Gwinn giving an excellent presentation on William Robbins, a former rebel who after the war became a commissioner at the newly created Gettysburg National Military Park. The video’s description reads, “William Robbins served within the ranks of the 4th Alabama Infantry and participated in the fighting at Gettysburg on July 2, […]