Category Lectures

1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaigns

Here’s Professor Edward Ayers, formerly the President of Richmond University, giving a typically outstanding presentation on the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. This was part of the 2017 Nau Center Signature Conference held at the University of Virginia. The video’s description reads, “Edward Ayers talked about the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaigns during the Civil War. He […]

Confederate General Richard Taylor’s Memoir

Here’s Professor Stephen Cushman of the University of Virginia’s Department of English speaking at the 2017 Nau Signature Conference at the University of Virginia on the portion of Richard Taylor’s memoirs dealing with the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864. The video’s description reads, “Professor Stephen Cushman talked about Confederate General Richard Taylor’s 1879 memoir, Destruction […]

Confederate General Edward Porter Alexander

Here’s Professor Gary W. Gallagher of the University of Virginia speaking at the Virginia Historical Society on the confederate artillerist Edward Porter Alexander. Professor Gallagher edited Alexander’s memoirs, Fighting for the Confederacy, which was a more unexpurgated version of Alexander’s Military Memoirs of a Confederate. As always, Professor Gallagher gives an outstanding presentation. The video’s description reads, […]

Dr. Susannah J. Ural – “John Bell Hood’s Texas Brigade: Why Unit Histories Still Matter”

Here’s Professor Susannah Ural of the University of Southern Mississippi giving an excellent presentation on Hood’s Texas Brigade, based on her new book about that brigade. This was the first in a new lecture series at that university, the Blount Professorship in Military History Lecture. The video’s description reads, “The 1st Biennial Blount Professorship in […]

Confederate Monuments and Memorials

Here’s sociologist James Loewen, an expert on race relations, speaking about confederate monuments and memorials at the American Civil War Museum’s 2017 symposium at the Library of Virginia. I wasn’t too impressed with this presentation. I thought it was a bit rambling, and he stayed off the topic for too long. The video’s description reads, […]

Controversy over General Robert E. Lee Monuments

Here’s Ervin Jordan speaking at the 2017 American Civil War Museum Symposium at the Library of Virginia on the controversy surrounding monuments to Robert E. Lee. The video’s description reads, “Ervin Jordan, author of Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia talked about the controversies over the monument in Charlottesville, Virginia, of Confederate General […]

Context of Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Here’s Timothy Sedore of Bronx Community College giving a presentation at the American Civil War Museum’s 2017 Symposium held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, VA. The presentation gives the context of Civil War monuments and memorials. The video’s description reads, “Timothy Sedore, author of An Illustrated Guide to Virginia’s Civil War Monuments and […]