Category Generals

National Museum of the Civil War Soldier – 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor

Here’s Gordon Rhea giving an excellent presentation at Pamplin Park on the Battle of Cold Harbor. The video’s description reads, “Historian Gordon Rhea discussed the Civil War Battle of Cold Harbor, Confederate Gen. Lee’s last major victory and a bloodbath for the Union army. The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia, hosted […]

Grant, Slavery, and Saint Louis

This is a great discussion with Nick Sacco of the US Grant National Historic Site on Grant and slavery. Nick is an outstanding historian and is an expert on US Grant. The video’s description reads, “Join historian Nick Sacco from the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site as he discusses a new exhibit he’s created […]

2022 Lincoln Forum – Rep. Benjamin Butler & Reconstruction

In this lecture from the 2022 Lincoln Forum, Professor Elizabeth Leonard discusses Benjamin F. Butler. The video’s description reads, “Historian Elizabeth Leonard discussed Benjamin Butler, who served as a Congressman and Chairman for the House Committee on Reconstruction after the Civil War. The Lincoln Forum in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, hosted this event.”

Matt Atkinson: Robert E. Lee The Antebellum Years. 2023 Gettysburg Winter Lecture Series

Here’s Matt Atkinson giving, as usual, an outstanding presetation a part of the Gettysburg National Military Park’s Winter Lecture Series. This is about R. E. Lee’s life before the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Matt first describes Lee’s ancestry, including a pretty detailed description of the life of his father Harry ‘Light Horse’ Lee. […]

National Museum of the Civil War Soldier – Missionary Ridge

In this excellent presentation from Pamplin Park, James Ogden, the historian at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, discusses Missionary Ridge. The video’s description reads, “Historian James Ogden discussed the 1863 Civil War Battle of Missionary Ridge, including Union soldiers’ spontaneous charge uphill into Confederate fire to capture a seemingly impregnable position. The National Museum […]

Robert E. Lee and the Pursuit of Perfection with Dr. Allen Guelzo

Here’s Dr. Allen C. Guelzo giving a typically excellent presentation at Stratford Hall on R. E. Lee. The video’s description reads, “Robert E. Lee was often characterized as remote and not given to self-revelation. But that was part of a lifetime pattern, cast by the long shadow of his father Light-Horse Harry Lee in which […]

Winter Lecture Series 2023: From the Iron Brigade to Chief Joseph: John Gibbon’s Military Career

Here’s Ranger Karlton Smith giving a winter lecture on the military career of Brigadier General John Gibbon. The video’s description reads, “This program will look at the military career of Brig. Gen. John Gibbon, focusing on his Civil War service, especially Gettysburg. It will also look at Gibbon’s post war service on the frontier and […]

National Museum of the Civil War Soldier – Battle of Atlanta

In this video from a conference at Pamplin Park, Gary Ecelbarger gives an excellent presentation on the Battle of Atlanta. The video’s description reads, “Historian Gary Ecelbarger discussed the Civil War Battle of Atlanta which precipitated the downfall of the Confederacy. The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia, hosted this event.”

National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, Part 2 – Brice’s Crossroads

Here’s Stewart Bennett at Pamplin Park giving a pretty good presentation on the battle of Brice’s Crossroads, a famous victory for Nathan Bedford Forrest’s command. The video’s description reads, “Historian Stewart Bennett discussed the Civil War Battle of Brice’s Crossroads, a significant victory for Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest that proved costly for Confederates […]

Turmoil In Richmond: Joe Johnston, Jefferson Davis Command Alliance Was Doomed from the Start

This interview between Richard Holloway and Richard McMurry comes from the January, 2023 issue of America’s Civil War magazine. The interview marks the publication of Dr. McMurry’s latest book, The Civil Wars of Joseph E. Johnston, Confederate States Army: Volume 1: Virginia and Mississippi, 1861-1863. Here’s the interview: [begin quote] JOE JOHNSTON HAS BEEN THE […]