Category Conferences

Lincoln, Congress, Grant, and the Lieutenant General Act

Here’s Brooks Simpson speaking to the U.S. Capitol Historical Society at their 2012 Civil War Symposium. The video’s description reads, “Arizona State University history professor Brooks Simpson talked about the Lieutenant General Act of 1864. The act made Ulysses S. Grant a lieutenant general and gave him command of the Union Army. Professor Simpson spoke at the U.S. […]

Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Leadership

Here’s Jack Davis speaking at the 2017 Longwood University symposium in Farmville, VA. He’s talking about U.S. Grant and R. E. Lee. The video’s description reads, “William ‘Jack’ Davis compared the upbringings and leadership skills of Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. This talk was part of a day-long seminar […]

Human Side of Civil War Leadership

Here’s the novelist Ralph Peters talking about some examples of leadership in the Civil War. It’s a pretty good presentation, and was part of the 2017 Symposium at Longwood University in Farmville, VA. The video’s description says, “Ralph Peters talked about the human side of several Civil War leaders, such as Confederate Generals Robert E. […]

Leadership of Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby

This is Eric Buckland discussing the military leadership of John S. Mosby, the “Gray Ghost.” It’s a pretty good presentation. This is from the 2017 Symposium at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. The video’s description tells us, ” Eric Buckland talked about the leadership qualities and military exploits of Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby. After […]

Shenandoah Valley and the Civil War

Here’s a panel taking questions from the audience at the 2017 Nau Center Signature Conference held at the University of Virginia. The video’s description reads, “Historians responded to audience questions on the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War. Topics included the role of religion in the valley during the war, supply problems faced by Confederate […]

Disbanding the Remnants of Lee’s Army

Here’s Professor Caroline Janney of Purdue University giving an outstanding presentation on the disbanding and journey home of the Army of Northern Virginia after their surrender at Appomattox. This was at the Nau Center’s 2017 Signature Conference. The video’s description reads, “Professor Caroline Janney talked about the process of disbanding the remnants of the Army of Northern […]

Confederate General Jubal Early’s Reputation

Here’s historian Kathryn Shively Meier speaking on Jubal Early and his role in promulgating the lost cause myth. This was at the 2017 Nau Center Signature Conference at the University of Virginia. The video’s description reads, “Professor Kathryn Shively Meier talked about Jubal Early’s experiences as a Confederate general, focusing on his loss to Union […]