Category Conferences

1862 Battle of Secessionville

Here’s Dan Welch giving a pretty good presentation on the 1862 battle at Secessionville, South Carolina. This was part of the 2019 Emerging Civil War symposium. The video’s description reads, “Dan Welch discussed the 1862 Battle of Secessionville, a Union attempt to wrest control of nearby Tower Battery from the Confederate Army. Controlling this area meant […]

Remembering 1619, the Slave Trade, and Resistance

This is a pretty good panel on the beginnings of slavery in what would become the United States. The video’s description reads, “This was the opening program of the 2019 Lapidus Center conference titled, “Enduring Slavery: Resistance, Public Memory, and Transatlantic Archives.” This program included remarks by philanthropist Sid Lapidus, the awarding of the Harriet Tubman prize, and […]

1862 Battle of Williamsburg

Here’s Drew Gruber of Civil War Trails discussing the Battle of Williamsburg at the 2019 Emerging Civil War symposium. This is a pretty good presentation. The video’s description reads, “Drew Gruber talked about the 1862 Battle of Williamsburg in Virginia – and why it was overshadowed that year by larger and bloodier battles. We also heard […]

1864 New Market Campaign

Here’s Sarah Kay Bierle discussing the battle of New Market and the campaign that led to it. This is a pretty good presentation, worth the time to watch. It was part of the 2019 Emerging Civil War Symposium. The video’s description reads, “Sarah Kay Bierle talked about 1864 New Market Campaign, which she argued resulted […]

Ulysses S. Grant’s Second Petersburg Offensive

Here’s Wil Greene at the 2019 Emerging Civil War symposium giving a presentation on Grant’s Second Petersburg Offensive. The video’s description reads, “A. Wilson Greene analyzed Ulysses S. Grant’s lesser-known second Petersburg offensive, which took place in June 1864 as Union forces attempted to capture Petersburg, Virginia, before Confederate General Robert E. Lee could reinforce his lines […]

Battle of Wilson’s Creek

Here’s Kristen Pawlak giving a very nice presentation on the Battle of Wilson’s Creek at the 2019 Emerging Civil War symposium. The video’s description reads, “Kristen Pawlak talked about the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, fought between Union and Confederate forces in southwest Missouri in August 1861. She explained that the conflict, while not widely known, […]

1861 Battle of Philippi

Here is Jon-Erik Gilot, the Archives and Records Director of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, discussing the 1861 battle held at Philippi, Virginia which led to West Virginia’s becoming a state and the elevation of George B. McClellan. The video’s description reads, “Jon-Erik Gilot examined the Battle of Philippi, fought in West Virginia in June […]