Category Lectures

Remembering Robert E. Lee 2017 with Kenneth Noe, “Weather and Lee’s Cheat Mountain Campaign”

Here’s fellow Hokie, Professor Ken Noe delivering a really great lecture in the Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He gives us a different perspective on the war: weather and its effects on campaigns, and especially its effect on Lee’s Cheat Mountain campaign early in the war. Weather seems to have […]

Five Men on a Slow Boat Going Nowhere

On January 10, 2019 Ranger Bert Barnett gave a presentation on the Hampton Roads Peace Conference as part of the Gettysburg National Military Park’s Winter Lecture Series. By the winter of 1864 things were looking bleak in the confederacy. Then Francis Preston Blair Senior, the founder/editor of the Washington Globe and the owner of Blair House, […]

The Battle of Bristoe Station: Lee Renews the Offensive

On Saturday, February 9, 2019 Ranger Matt Atkinson gave a typically outstanding presentation on the battle of Bristoe Station as part of the Gettysburg National Battlefield’s Winter Lecture Series. He began with Lee’s retreat across the Potomac on July 13-14, 1863 after the battle of Gettysburg. The armies eventually moved to their original positions around […]

On Freedom’s Tenuous Edge

On February 3, 2019, Ranger John Hoptak gave an excellent presentation in the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park’s Winter Lecture Series on Gettysburg’s African American community before, during, and after the battle. He told us slavery was still legal in Pennsylvania when the town of Gettysburg was incorporated. The first slaves in the town belonged to […]

Remembering Robert E. Lee 2016 with Holt Merchant, “Lee Meets the Challenges of Reconstruction”

I’m including this video to try to include as many of the “Remembering Lee” videos as I can, even though I was not impressed by this one. This is Holt Merchant, professor of history emeritus of Washington and Lee University. The video’s description reads, “Holt Merchant, Professor of history emeritus and author gives the 2016 […]

Clay Stuckey gives a program on Civil War Field Artillery

This is Clay Stuckey giving a program to the Monroe County (Indiana) History Club on Field Artillery in the Civil War. It’s loaded with lots of information, and if you know little about field artillery, this makes a great primer. Clay is a member of the Lincoln Forum as well.

Remembering Robert E. Lee 2015 with Jonathan Horn, “Lee at Washington College”

This is biographer Jonathan Horn delivering the annual “Remembering Lee” lecture at Lee Chapel of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He’s speaking about Lee at Washington College. The video’s description reads, “Lee Chapel and Museum presented ‘Remembering Robert E. Lee’ with a speech by author and former White House presidential speech writer Jonathan […]