Category Conferences

Civil War Institute Fall Program Day Three

The third and final day of the Civil War Institute’s fall program was a terrific experience. We began with Ranger Dan Vermilyea discussing the North Carolina monument. He discussed the unveiling of the monument and the speeches at the unveiling. The monument was draped with the American Flag prior to its unveiling. Next, Supervisory Ranger […]

Civil War Institute Fall Program Day Two

Day Two began our field programs. We started out following the 26th North Carolina in its attack on the 24th Michigan of the Iron Brigade. Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey began the program. We were on the grounds of the Harman Farm, and Dr. Luskey told us the rest of the story of how Emmanuel Harman […]

Civil War Institute Fall Program Day One

The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College kicked off its fall field program tonight with an outstanding lecture by Professor Judkin Browning of Appalachian State University on North Carolina in the Civil War. Professor Browning dispelled several myths that have grown up surrounding North Carolina’s participation in the war. One of these was the myth […]

NCWM Gettysburg to Little Bighorn Custer Man and Myth by Dr Paul Andrew Hutton

Here’s Professor Paul Andrew Hutton giving a fine presentation on George Armstrong Custer as part of the National Civil War Museum’s “Gettysburg to Little Bighorn” symposium. The video’s description reads, “Dr. Paul Andrew Hutton, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico, delineates the between controversial cavalry officer George Armstrong Custer and the […]

Lincoln on Founding Fathers and Race

This is an excellent discussion of Abraham Lincoln and his evolving views on race and his views on the Founding Fathers. It features Professor Lucas Morel of Washington and Lee University and Professor Mark Steiner of the South Texas College of Law. The video’s description reads, “Abraham Lincoln scholars Lucas Morel and Mark Steiner discussed how the Founding Fathers influenced […]

Ulysses S. Grant’s Post-Presidency Life and Memoirs

Here’s Chris Mackowski giving a presentation at the 2021 Emerging Civil War Virtual Symposium on Ulysses S. Grant’s post-Presidential life. The video’s description reads, “Chris Mackowski is the author of Grant’s Last Battle: The Story Behind the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. He talked about his book, which recounts Grant’s life post-presidency, including his financial ruin […]

1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaigns and Medical Care

This is Sarah Kay Bierle giving a presentation on medical care in the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign. This was part of the Emerging Civil War 2021 Virtual Symposium. The video’s description reads, “Author Sarah Kay Bierle discussed the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaigns and Civil War medical care at that time. She noted both the Union and Confederacy had […]

Union Soldier John Rankin, Antietam and Gettysburg

In this presentation at the 2021 Emerging Civil War Virtual Symposium, Jon Tracey looks at the life of Indiana soldier John Rankin and follows Rankin through the battles of Antietam and Gettysburg. The video’s description reads, “John Rankin joined the Union Army at age 18 and served three years in the Indiana 27th Infantry. After […]

U.S. Colored Troops

Here’s Steward Henderson giving a presentation on the USCT at the 2021 Emerging Civil War Virtual Symposium. The video’s description reads, “Some 180,000 African Americans — both free and formerly enslaved — served in the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. Steward Henderson told the story of these men who by the end of the war […]

Robert E. Lee and Battle of Chancellorsville

Here’s Kristopher White giving a presentation on the Battle of Chancellorsville at the 2021 Emerging Civil War Virtual Symposium. The video’s description reads, “Many historians consider the 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville to be Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s greatest victory. Facing a Union Army more than twice the size of his own, Lee divided his […]