Category Battles

Civil War Infantry Tactics and Weapons Lecture

Here’s historian Earl Hess speaking on infantry weapons and tactics in the Civil War at the 2016 Pamplin Park Symposium. Dr. Hess is an outstanding historian and this is an excellent and informative lecture. The video’s description reads, “Earl Hess talked about the different infantry formations and maneuvers used during the Civil War and when […]

Blood and Fury: America’s Civil War

American Heroes Channel has a 6-part miniseries called “Blood and Fury: America’s Civil War.” The first episode aired this week and covered the First Battle of Bull Run [Manassas]. I thought it was a typical modern-day documentary with the obligatory “talking heads” and actors portraying soldiers. They made some great choices in the talking heads, […]

Federal Breakthrough at Petersburg

Here’s Edward Alexander at the Emerging Civil War 2016 Symposium speaking on what led to the end of the Army of Northern Virginia, the Federal breakthrough at Petersburg, Virginia. The video’s description reads, “Edward Alexander, author of Dawn of Victory: Breakthrough at Petersburg, March 25-April 2, 1865, talked about the engagements between Confederate and Union […]

Book Talk- Decision at Tom’s Brook: George Custer, Thomas Rosser, and the Joy of the Fight

Here’s William J. Miller giving a talk at the American Civil War Center based on his book about the Battle of Tom’s Brook. The presentation leaves much to be desired in terms of organization and speaking mechanics, but he does has some fair information. The video’s description reads, “George Custer and Tom Rosser were fast […]

Army of Tennessee’s Assault at Franklin

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 […]

John Bell Hood’s Assault at Atlanta

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 […]

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

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 […]