Category Conferences

Punishment for Secession and the 14th Amendment

Here’s Professor William Blair of Penn State University speaking at Pamplin Park’s 2016 Symposium. His topic is “Punishment for Secession and the 14th Amendment,” telling us how part of the 14th Amendment was intended as a punishment for secession and treason in the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “William Blair talked about how the […]

Civil War Battle Tactics

Here’s David Powell giving a presentation at the 2016 Emerging Civil War Symposium on battle tactics used in the Civil War. It’s a bit dry in places, but it’s loaded with information. The video’s description reads, “David Powell talked about Civil War-era military theories, battle tactics, and formations. He described what military manuals were used […]

Union General Gouverneur K. Warren

Here’s Robert Girardi giving a presentation on Gouverneur K. Warren based on the book he co-authored. Unfortunately, the video starts during the presentation, so we’ve missed a lot of information. Still, I was not impressed. He’s obviously done a lot of research, but his research was geared not to understand but to rehabilitate Warren. We see […]

Cavalry at Gettysburg

Here’s Eric Wittenberg giving a typically excellent presentation based on his writing about the cavalry in the Battle of Gettysburg. He dispells quite a few myths here, especially the myth that JEB Stuart was to attack the Union rear during Pickett’s Charge. This is from the 2016 Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil […]

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 […]

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 […]