Category Conferences

Soldier Remains at Manassas

This is Brandon Bies, Superintendent of the Manassas Battlefield, discussing what was learned from analysis of soldier remains found recently at the Manassas Battlefield. This was at the 2019 Longwood University symposium. The video’s description reads, “Brandon Bies is the superintendent of Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia. He talked about the recent discovery and excavation of the […]

Paroling General Lee’s Army After Appomattox

Here’s Professor Caroline Janney of the University of Virginia and Director of the Nau Center for Civil War Studies giving a wonderful talk at the 2019 Longwood University symposium on how Lee’s men were paroled after Appomattox. She concentrates on men who were not paroled at Appomattox but who had left the Army of Northern […]

Recovering the USS Cairo

Here is the indomitable Edwin C. Bearss at the 2019 Longwood University symposium discussing the recovery and raising of the U.S.S. Cairo. Ed was intimately involved in that operation, and he has several photos to add to his recollections and reflections. He delivers this talk as only Ed Bearss can deliver a talk. The video’s […]

Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

Here is Jake Wynn, Director of Interpretation at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office discussing Clara Barton’s life and her contributions to helping the Union soldiers who were suffering on the battlefield. This was part of the 2019 Longwood University symposium. The video’s description reads, “Jake Wynn is the director of interpretation at the Clara Barton […]

2019 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College

The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College begins their summer conference this Friday, June 14, 2019. As always, the lineup looks pretty good. Friday, June 14 Schedule for Friday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Check-in 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Welcome, Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College) 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Roundtable Discussion: The Political Crisis […]

USS Monitor’s Wartime Service, Sinking, and Recovery

Here’s the historian John Quarstein speaking about the USS Monitor at the 2019 Longwood University symposium. He gives an excellent talk. The video’s description reads, “John Quarstein is director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center and author of “The Monitor Boys: The Crew of the Union’s First Ironclad.” He discussed the Monitor’s famous battle against the […]

President-Elect Lincoln

This video from the 2019 Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium held at Ford’s Theatre consists first of Dr. Michael Burlingame giving a presentation on Abraham Lincoln from the time of his election to his inauguration, and second of a panel of the contributors to the symposium taking questions from the audience. The video’s description reads, “Author […]