Category Lectures

2017 Bottimore Lecture: How do we know what we know about the Civil War

Here is Dr. Yael Sternhell of Tel Aviv University giving a presentation at the American Civil War Museum on the compilation and publishing of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. The video’s description reads, “Dr. Yael Sternhell explores the unexpectedly fascinating backstory of the wartime documents that became the Official Records. You’ll never […]

Civil War Turning Points Overview

Here’s Ranger Bert Dunkerly of the Richmond National Battlefield Park discussing his list of the top ten major turning points of the Civil War. It’s a pretty good presentation. The video’s description reads, “Historian and National Park Service ranger Robert Dunkerly listed his top 10 turning points of the Civil War. This talk was part of a symposium on hosted […]

Battle of Antietam, Lincoln and Emancipation

Here’s former Supervisory Ranger D. Scott Hartwig giving his usual outstanding performance in a presentation to the Emerging Civil War blog’s 2018 symposium. This is truly excellent and well worth watching. The video’s description reads, “Scott Hartwig, the former supervisory historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, talked about the lead up to the September 1862 Battle […]

Gettysburg and Vicksburg as Turning Points

Here’s Ranger Matt Atkinson giving a very entertaining presentation on Vicksburg and Gettysburg as turning points in the Civil War. More accurately, he’s considering which had a greater impact on the war. The video’s description reads, “Matt Atkinson has worked as a ranger at both the Gettysburg and Vicksburg national military parks. He compared those two […]

Pre-Civil War Anti-Slavery Movement

Here’s Professor Matt Harris of Colorado State University-Pueblo lecturing on the antislavery movement before the Civil War as part of his “U.S. History to 1877” class. It’s a pretty good lecture. The video’s description reads, “Colorado State University-Pueblo professor Matt Harris taught a class about the anti-slavery movement before the Civil War. He described some of the leaders […]

Wild Rose: Rose O’Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy

Here’s author Ann Blackman in a 2005 presentation about her book, Wild Rose: Rose O’Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy. It’s a pretty good presentation. The video’s description reads, “Ms. Blackman talked about her book Wild Rose: Rose O’Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy, published by Random House. A Maryland native, Rose O’Neale Greenhow (1817-1864) grew up in Washington, D.C. […]

Noah Andre Trudeau on Southern Storm

Here’s Noah Andre Trudeau giving a presentation at the Pritzker Military Library on his book, Southern Storm: Sherman’s March to the Sea, about Major General William T. Sherman’s 1864 March to the Sea. The video’s description reads, “Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau discussed the military campaign of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman and his 60,000 troops from Atlanta […]