Category Lectures

2018 Winter Lecture Series – The Lincoln – Douglas Debates

Here’s Ranger Dan Vermilya giving a typical outstanding presentation in the Gettysburg National Military Park’s 2018 Winter Lecture Series. This presentation deals with the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debates. The video’s description reads, “In a series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in 1858, the state of slavery was at the epicenter of the […]

2016 Bottimore Lecture- The Cause of All Nations

This is Dr. Don Doyle giving a talk at the American Civil War Museum based on his book, The Cause of All Nations. The video’s description reads, “Based on his book of the same name, Dr. Don H. Doyle’s lecture explores the place of the American Civil War in the context of mid-19th-century democratic revolutions, how […]

2018 Winter Lecture Series – “A Great Weight at My Heart”: The Army of the Potomac after Gettysburg

Here’s Supervisory Ranger Chris Gwinn of the Gettysburg National Military Park giving a lecture in the GNMP’s 2018 Winter Lecture Series. This lecture is about what the men of the Army of the Potomac said after the Battle of Gettysburg. It’s a pretty good presentation. The video’s description reads, “This presentation, ‘A Great Weight at […]

Speeches and Writings of Frederick Douglass

Here’s Professor David Blight of Yale University speaking about Frederick Douglass. This was part of the 2018 Nau Center for Civil War History symposium held at the University of Virginia. The video’s description reads, “Yale University professor David Blight talked about the political — and often religious — rhetoric that Frederick Douglass used when writing or speaking about […]

Anna Dickinson and Civil War-Era Politics

Here’s Professor Matthew Gallman of the University of Florida discussing Anna Dickinson and her fame during the Civil War era. This was part of the University of Virginia’s Nau Center for Civil War History’s 2018 Symposium. The video’s description reads, “University of Florida professor Matthew Gallman talked about the life of Anna Dickinson. A Quaker woman from […]

James Longstreet and Reconstruction

Here’s UVa Professor of History Elizabeth Varon at the 2018 Nau Center Symposium speaking on James Longstreet and Reconstruction. This is an excellent presentation. The video’s description reads, “University of Virginia professor Elizabeth Varon talked about former Confederate General James Longstreet and his reputation after the Civil War. She described how Longstreet joined the Republican Party during Reconstruction and often […]

1864 Civil War Overland Campaign

Here’s Brian Matthew Jordan of Sam Houston University giving a lecture on the 1864 Overland Campaign. You can tell he’s one of David Blight’s students. He’s absorbed Professor Blight’s lecture style. The video’s description reads, “Sam Houston State University professor Brian Matthew Jordan taught a class about the Civil War’s Overland Campaign, which took place […]