Category Lectures

Gettysburg Heritage Center Lectures and Book Signings

Trying hard to replace the popular Sacred Trust lectures, the Gettysburg Heritage Center on Steinwehr Avenue has been booking authors to give talks about their books and to sign books after their talks. This year’s schedule is posted. Presentations:   Book Signings To Occur Both Before & Immediately Following Presentations Sunday, June 30th 2:00: Ralph Peters – Chancellorsville: The Victory […]

Great Conversations at Gettysburg 2019

This is the replacement for the popular Sacred Trust lectures. This year’s Great Conversations at Gettysburg, held at the Rupp House on Baltimore Street and sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation in partnership with Gettysburg College, will be on Saturday, June 29. Admission is free. Here’s the lineup: 9 a.m. Michael Birkner, Ph.D. Gettysburg College Worst […]

John R. Legg – American Civil War Museum – Emerging Scholars presentation 5/4/2019

Here’s John Legg, a new historian who received his MA at Virginia Tech, giving a presentation at the American Civil War Museum on Whitestone Hill, which was an attack on Dakota and Lakota in 1863, which some have said was an attack as revenge for the Dakota War of 1862 in Minnesota. Unfortunately, the camera […]

Soldier Remains at Manassas

This is Brandon Bies, Superintendent of the Manassas Battlefield, discussing what was learned from analysis of soldier remains found recently at the Manassas Battlefield. This was at the 2019 Longwood University symposium. The video’s description reads, “Brandon Bies is the superintendent of Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia. He talked about the recent discovery and excavation of the […]

Paroling General Lee’s Army After Appomattox

Here’s Professor Caroline Janney of the University of Virginia and Director of the Nau Center for Civil War Studies giving a wonderful talk at the 2019 Longwood University symposium on how Lee’s men were paroled after Appomattox. She concentrates on men who were not paroled at Appomattox but who had left the Army of Northern […]

Recovering the USS Cairo

Here is the indomitable Edwin C. Bearss at the 2019 Longwood University symposium discussing the recovery and raising of the U.S.S. Cairo. Ed was intimately involved in that operation, and he has several photos to add to his recollections and reflections. He delivers this talk as only Ed Bearss can deliver a talk. The video’s […]

Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

Here is Jake Wynn, Director of Interpretation at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office discussing Clara Barton’s life and her contributions to helping the Union soldiers who were suffering on the battlefield. This was part of the 2019 Longwood University symposium. The video’s description reads, “Jake Wynn is the director of interpretation at the Clara Barton […]