Category Lectures

NCWM Lessons in History with Dr. Rafuse – George B. McClellan & Civil-Military Relations.

Here’s Professor Ethan Rafuse of the US Army Command and General Staff College giving an excellent presentation on Major General George B. McClellan and Civil-Military relations at the National Civil War Museum. The video’s description reads, “Dr. Ethan Rafuse, Professor of History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, KS […]

Civil War Naval Warfare

This is Professor Laura June Davis of Southern Utah University delivering an excellent lecture on Naval Warfare and guerrilla warfare in the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Southern Utah University professor Laura June Davis taught a class about Civil War naval warfare. She highlighted instances of guerrilla attacks on U.S waterways and described pro-Confederate sympathizers who sabotaged Union vessels.” […]

Confederate General Leonidas Polk

Here’s David Powell at an Emerging Civil War symposium on Fallen Leaders of the Civil War discussing confederate Leonidas Polk, one of the worst generals of the war. The video’s description reads, “Civil War author David Powell described the life and military career of Confederate General Leonidas Polk. Gen. Polk was killed by a cannonball during the June […]

The Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture Series is Back

After a Covid hiatus, the GNMP Winter Lecture Series returns in 2022. The park’s website has the schedule: Featuring some of the best Rangers, historians, and authors from across the country, the 10-week Winter Lecture Series will once again return to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center in 2022! From the Centennial […]

Eric Wittenberg Lecture: Battling the Myths of Gettysburg

Here’s Eric Wittenberg, an award-winning cavalry historian, giving a typically excellent lecture at his alma mater, Dickinson University, on some of the myths surrounding the battle of Gettysburg. The video’s description reads, “Annual Wert Lecture by Eric Wittenberg, ’83, on “Battling Gettysburg Myths,” ATS Auditorium, Dickinson College, Saturday, November 20, 2021, 7pm to 815pm.”

Robert E. Lee

Here’s Noah Andre Trudeau giving a presentation on R. E. Lee at the 2021 Pamplin Park symposium. The video’s description reads, “Historian Noah Andre Trudeau talked about Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s 1865 Appomattox Campaign. This program was part of the annual Pamplin Historical Park Civil War Symposium.” https://www.c-span.org/video/?515358-3/robert-e-lee

Civil War Naval Leadership

Here’s Professor Craig Symonds giving another outstanding presentation at the 2021 Pamplin Park symposium. The video’s description reads, “U. S. Naval Academy professor emeritus Craig Symonds talked about Civil War naval leadership, which included Union Admiral David Farragut, who he compared to World War II Admiral Chester Nimitz. This program was part of the annual Pamplin Historical Park Civil War Symposium.” […]

Civil War Petersburg

Here’s Will Greene at the 2021 Pamplin Park symposium giving a great talk on the First Offensive at Petersburg. Unfortunately, his microphone cut out a few times early in the talk. The technical folks were able to fix it, though. The video’s description reads, “Former Pamplin Historical Park Executive Director Wilson Green talked about Civil […]

George Henry Thomas

Here’s Professor Brian Steel Wills discussing the “Rock of Chickamauga,” aka “Old Slow Trot.” The video’s description reads, “Historian Brian Steel Wills talked about Union General George Henry Thomas. Nicknamed ‘The Rock of Chickamauga,’ General Thomas was a Virginian who sided with the Union and commanded several battles in the Western Theater of the Civil War. […]

Petersburg & the 1864 Hicksford Raid

Here’s Professor Peter Carmichael giving an excellent presentation at the 2021 fall Pamplin Park symposium on the 1864 Hicksford Raid. The video’s description reads, “Gettysburg College Civil War Institute director Peter Carmichael talked about the Petersburg Campaign and the 1864 Hicksford Raid which took place on December 7, 1864, when Union Major General Govereur Warren tried to […]