Category Civil War Sites

President-Elect Lincoln

This video from the 2019 Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium held at Ford’s Theatre consists first of Dr. Michael Burlingame giving a presentation on Abraham Lincoln from the time of his election to his inauguration, and second of a panel of the contributors to the symposium taking questions from the audience. The video’s description reads, “Author […]

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

Here’s Dr. David Blight speaking to the 2019 Abraham Lincoln Institute symposium at Ford’s Theatre on Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The video’s description reads, “Historian David Blight spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about the relationship between Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted the symposium at historic […]

Lincoln and New Deal America

Here’s Dr. Nina Silber of Boston University comparing the Civil War Era with the New Deal Era and how Lincoln fit into the popular culture of the New Deal period. Dr. Silber presented this talk at the 2019 symposium of the Abraham Lincoln Institute at Ford’s Theatre. The video’s description says, “Boston University History Professor […]

Lincoln’s Sense of Humor

Here’s Dr. Richard Carwardine talking about Abraham Lincoln’s uses of humorous stories and jokes. He made this presentation at the 2019 symposium of the Abraham Lincoln Institute at Ford’s Theatre. The video’s description reads, “Author Richard Carwardine spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln’s sense of humor. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre […]

Lincoln and the Environment

This is James Tackach speaking at the 2019 Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium at Ford’s Theatre on Lincoln and the Environment. The video’s description reads, “Author James Tackach spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln and the natural environment. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted the symposium at historic Ford’s Theatre […]

Slavery to Freedom at Appomattox

Here’s Ranger Ernie Price, the Chief of Education and Visitor Services at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, talking about the African American experience in transitioning from slavery to freedom. The video’s description reads, “Appomattox Courthouse is commonly known as the site of General Lee’s surrender to General Grant and the end of the Civil […]

The Battle of Fredericksburg 156 Years Later

Journalist Ted Schubel posted a couple of short video excerpts from tours at Fredericksburg featuring National Park Service stars John Hennessy and Frank O’Reilly. Here’s John Hennessy talking about the Federal artillery bombardment of the city: “December 11, 1862 in Fredericksburg. The first bombardment of an American town by an American Army. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania […]