Category Conferences

The Union’s Moral Motivations in the War

Here’s Professor Elizabeth Varon of the University of Virginia giving an excellent presentation to the 2019 Lincoln Forum on how the Union soldiers in the Civil War saw themselves as delivering both the nation as a whole and, interestingly, the confederates from the evils of disunion and the confederacy. The video’s description reads, “Author Elizabeth […]

The Soldier Experience

Here’s Professor Peter Carmichael giving a wonderful presentation to the 2019 Lincoln Forum on the common soldier experience of the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Author Peter Carmichael used letters written by Union and Confederate soldiers to examine their battle experience, mental state, and political outlook. He argued that the daily life of a Civil War […]

What Caused the Civil War?

Here, Professors Gary Gallagher and Joan Waugh discuss what caused the Civil War at the 2019 Lincoln Forum. The video’s description reads, “Historians Joan Waugh and Gary Gallagher answered – what caused the Civil War? Ms. Waugh and Mr. Gallagher co-authored, The American War: A History of the Civil War Era. Their remarks were part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium in […]

Fall 1863 Virginia Campaigns

Here’s Jeffrey Hunt giving a nice presentation to the Pamplin Park 2019 Symposium regarding Meade and Lee and their actions after the Gettysburg campaign. The video’s description reads, “Civil War scholar Jeffrey Hunt detailed the movements of General George Meade and Union forces from July to December 1863 as they followed Confederates through Virginia. This event was part of Pamplin […]

Battle of Fort Fisher

Here’s the author Rod Gragg giving a presentation on the Battle of Fort Fisher to the Pamplin Park 2019 symposium. I have to admit I was not impressed whenever he got beyond Fort Fisher. The video’s description reads, “Civil War scholar Rod Gragg discussed the Battle of Fort Fisher, which occured in December 1864 and January 1865. Though […]

1861 Battle of Ball’s Bluff

Here’s Jim Morgan, who is, if not the top expert on the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, is one of the top two or three. He’s giving an outstanding presentation on Ball’s Bluff to the 2019 Pamplin Park Symposium The video’s description reads, “Civil War scholar James Morgan discussed the October 1861 Battle of Ball’s Bluff that occurred near […]

Reinterpreting Southern History

Here’s another panel discussion from the 2019 Southern Historical Association Meeting. This one is on Reinterpreting Southern History, which by definition also includes slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. The panelists are Professor Vanessa Holden of the University of Kentucky, Professor Kathryn Newfont of the University of Kentucky, Professor Lesley Gordon of the University of […]