Category Lectures

1863 Tullahoma Campaign

Here’s Chris Kolakowski of the Emerging Civil War blog speaking on the Tullahoma Campaign of 1863. The video’s description reads, “Author Chris Kolakowski talked about the 1863 Tullahoma Campaign in Tennessee. He argued that the power struggles between the Confederate leaders in the Army of Tennessee resulted in their unpreparedness for battle. This talk was part […]

Farms at Gettysburg

Here’s author Tim Smith talking about some of the farms on the Gettysburg battlefield. It’s interesting to see some of the stories behind the iconic places on the battlefield. The video’s description says, “Author Tim Smith talked about the subject of his book, ‘Farms at Gettysburg.’ He described the families who lived in the area […]

Spangler Farm at Gettysburg

Here’s author Ronald Kirkwood talking about the George Spangler Farm and its role in the Battle of Gettysburg. The video’s description reads, “Author Ronald Kirkwood talked about the Spangler Farm during the Battle of Gettysburg, which was used as a Union Army headquarters, an artillery reserve and a field hospital. This talk was hosted by […]

Confederate General James Longstreet at Gettysburg

Here’s Cory Pfarr talking about James Longstreet during the Battle of Gettysburg. The video’s description reads, “Author Cory Pfarr gave a detailed reassessment of Confederate General James Longstreet’s oft-criticized performance during the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. Mr. Pfarr argued that Longstreet’s post-war politics — joining the party of Lincoln and advocating for reconciliation with the […]

Revolutionary War Roots of the Civil War

Here’s Professor Gordon Wood delivering a presentation on the Revolutionary War roots of the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Bancroft and Pulitzer Prize winning historian Gordon Wood delivered a talk titled “The Revolutionary Roots of the Civil War.” Professor Wood discussed the Founders views on slavery and argued that the Civil War was inevitable. The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation […]

Abraham Lincoln and Native Americans

Here’s Professor Paul Kelton of Stony Brook University discussing Abraham Lincoln and Native Americans in a course on Indigenous People of North America. His delivery could use some spicing up. The video’s description reads, “Stony Brook University Professor Paul Kelton taught a class about Abraham Lincoln and Native Americans. He talked about the Dakota Wars in Minnesota which […]

The Whole Civil War in 56 Minutes

Here’s Garry Adelman giving a nice overview of the Civil War in his own inimitable way. The video’s description reads, “Garry Adelman of the American Battlefield Trust tackled the whole Civil War in 56 minutes. He began with the lead-up to the war, from the Compromise of 1850 to Bloody Kansas to Abraham Lincoln’s 1860 election and the secession […]