Category Conferences

Confederate General Leonidas Polk

Here’s David Powell at an Emerging Civil War symposium on Fallen Leaders of the Civil War discussing confederate Leonidas Polk, one of the worst generals of the war. The video’s description reads, “Civil War author David Powell described the life and military career of Confederate General Leonidas Polk. Gen. Polk was killed by a cannonball during the June […]

Civil War Historian Discussion

Here’s the capstone historians panel discussion from the 2021 Pamplin Park symposium. The video’s description reads, “Historians at the annual Pamplin Historical Park conference discussed topics related to the Civil War.”

Robert E. Lee

Here’s Noah Andre Trudeau giving a presentation on R. E. Lee at the 2021 Pamplin Park symposium. The video’s description reads, “Historian Noah Andre Trudeau talked about Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s 1865 Appomattox Campaign. This program was part of the annual Pamplin Historical Park Civil War Symposium.”

Civil War Naval Leadership

Here’s Professor Craig Symonds giving another outstanding presentation at the 2021 Pamplin Park symposium. The video’s description reads, “U. S. Naval Academy professor emeritus Craig Symonds talked about Civil War naval leadership, which included Union Admiral David Farragut, who he compared to World War II Admiral Chester Nimitz. This program was part of the annual Pamplin Historical Park Civil War Symposium.” […]

Civil War Petersburg

Here’s Will Greene at the 2021 Pamplin Park symposium giving a great talk on the First Offensive at Petersburg. Unfortunately, his microphone cut out a few times early in the talk. The technical folks were able to fix it, though. The video’s description reads, “Former Pamplin Historical Park Executive Director Wilson Green talked about Civil […]

George Henry Thomas

Here’s Professor Brian Steel Wills discussing the “Rock of Chickamauga,” aka “Old Slow Trot.” The video’s description reads, “Historian Brian Steel Wills talked about Union General George Henry Thomas. Nicknamed ‘The Rock of Chickamauga,’ General Thomas was a Virginian who sided with the Union and commanded several battles in the Western Theater of the Civil War. […]

Petersburg & the 1864 Hicksford Raid

Here’s Professor Peter Carmichael giving an excellent presentation at the 2021 fall Pamplin Park symposium on the 1864 Hicksford Raid. The video’s description reads, “Gettysburg College Civil War Institute director Peter Carmichael talked about the Petersburg Campaign and the 1864 Hicksford Raid which took place on December 7, 1864, when Union Major General Govereur Warren tried to […]

Mississippi Homefront

Here’s Professor Susannah Ural presenting on the Mississippi home front in the Civil War. This was part of the Pamplin Park fall, 2021 symposium. The video’s description reads, “University of Southern Mississippi professor Susannah Ural talked about the Mississippi homefront during the Civil War. This program was part of the annual Pamplin Historical Park Civil War Symposium”

Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston

Doug Crenshaw and Bert Dunkerly here give a nice presentation to the Emerging Civil War 2021 Fallen Leaders symposium on Joseph E. Johnston. The video’s description reads, “Civil War historians Doug Crenshaw and Robert Dunkerly talked about Confederate General Joseph Johnston. He served with honors in the United States military during the Mexican-American War, but when Virginia seceded from the Union, he […]

Union General John Pope

Here’s Dan Welch giving a really good presentation on John Pope for the 2021 Emerging Civil War symposium. The video’s description reads, “Civil War historian Dan Welch talked about Union General John Pope and his defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run in August 1862.”