Category Conferences

An Interview With Peter Carmichael

Peter Carmichael, Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College and the Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of History at Gettysburg College, graciously agreed to sit down with me for an interview this past summer. We spoke on Friday, July 13, 2018 in the Civil War Institute’s offices on the Gettysburg College campus. You can […]

Union General Grant Crosses the James River in 1864

This is Edward Alexander speaking at the 2018 Emerging Civil War blog Symposium on Grant’s crossing of the James River in 1864. The video’s description reads, “Author Edward Alexander talked about Union General Grant’s 1864 maneuvers to cross the James River as part of the Petersburg-Richmond Campaign. He compared General Grant’s decisions to General George McClellan’s […]

Ulysses S. Grant as Union Army General-in-Chief

Here’s Chris Kolakowski giving a presentation at the 2018 Emerging Civil War blog’s annual symposium. The video’s description reads, “Historian Chris Kolakowski talked about the events leading up to President Abraham Lincoln naming Ulysses S. Grant as general-in-chief of the Union Army in 1864 and how Grant’s command style differed from his predecessors. This talk was part of […]

1864 Presidential Election

Here’s Rea Andrew Redd speaking at the 2018 Emerging Civil War blog symposium on the 1864 election. The video’s description reads, “Rea Andrew Redd talked about the presidential election of 1864. He outlined the Republican and Democratic platforms, the different candidates and the logistics of getting soldiers to vote. This talk was part of a symposium […]

Civil War Turning Points Overview

Here’s Ranger Bert Dunkerly of the Richmond National Battlefield Park discussing his list of the top ten major turning points of the Civil War. It’s a pretty good presentation. The video’s description reads, “Historian and National Park Service ranger Robert Dunkerly listed his top 10 turning points of the Civil War. This talk was part of a symposium on hosted […]

Battle of Antietam, Lincoln and Emancipation

Here’s former Supervisory Ranger D. Scott Hartwig giving his usual outstanding performance in a presentation to the Emerging Civil War blog’s 2018 symposium. This is truly excellent and well worth watching. The video’s description reads, “Scott Hartwig, the former supervisory historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, talked about the lead up to the September 1862 Battle […]

Gettysburg and Vicksburg as Turning Points

Here’s Ranger Matt Atkinson giving a very entertaining presentation on Vicksburg and Gettysburg as turning points in the Civil War. More accurately, he’s considering which had a greater impact on the war. The video’s description reads, “Matt Atkinson has worked as a ranger at both the Gettysburg and Vicksburg national military parks. He compared those two […]