Category Conferences

U.S. Colored Troops as Prisoner Guards

Here’s Professor Kelly Mezurek of Walsh University giving a presentation on the Union decision to use USCT troops to guard confederate prisoners. This was part of the 2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium. The video’s description reads, “Kelly Mezurek talked about the Union’s decision to assign U.S. Colored Troops to guard Confederate prisoners. She described the […]

The Future of the African American Past Conference

This conference was held May 19-21, 2016 at the National Museum of American History. We have the first two sessions here, which covered “Who is Black America?” and “Slavery and Freedom.” The second session is especially relevant to our interests, and has the extra benefit of being an excellent session.  

Civil War Defenses

Here’s Kristopher White at the 2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium speaking on the general topic of Civil War defenses. The video’s description reads, “Kristopher White talked about the views of early American military theorists on battle defense and how it was applied during the Civil War. He also spoke about how generals defended their actions during and […]

14th Amendment Enforcement and U.S. Military

Here’s Professor Michael Vorenberg of Brown University giving a presentation to the U.S. Capitol Historical Society on the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the enforcement of the 14th Amendment. He gets into the war powers of Congress and how Congress continued exercising war powers long after not only Appomattox but also Andrew Johnson’s 1866 […]

Union General Lew Wallace’s Monocacy Defense

This is Ryan Quint at the 2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium giving a presentation on the Battle of Monocacy. The video’s description reads, ” Ryan Quint, author of Determined to Stand and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864, talked about Union General Lew Wallace’s Monocacy defense. This talk was a part of a symposium on the ‘Great […]

Battle of Chickamauga and Horseshoe Ridge Defense

Here’s Dave Powell at the 2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium speaking on the Battle of Chickamauga and Horseshoe Ridge. The video’s description reads, “David Powell, author of The Chickamauga Campaign – Glory or the Grave: The Breakthrough, the Union Collapse, and the Defense of Horseshoe Ridge, September 20, 1863, talked about Battle of Chickamauga and Horseshoe […]

General Robert E. Lee’s North Anna River Defense

Here’s Chris Mackowski giving a presentation on Lee’s actions [and inactions] at the North Anna River as part of the 2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium. The video’s description reads, ” Chris Mackowski, author of Strike Them a Blow: Battle Along the North Anna River, talked about General Robert E. Lee’s North Anna River defense. This talk was […]