Monthly Archives: March 2022
The Scottsdale [AZ] Civil War Roundtable has posted a number of their Zoom presentations on YouTube for your edification and viewing pleasure. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfxW2cvzCbGoKebHKPZsq5A Enjoy.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]