Category Lee

General Lee’s Headquarters at Gettysburg

Here’s a Civil War Trust tour of the Thompson House, aka “General Lee’s Headquarters” at Gettysburg National Military Park. Garry Adelman and Jim Lighthizer give the tour. Of course, Gen. Lee’s actual headquarters was in the field across the Chambersburg Pike from the house, but there is considerable evidence he took some meals and held […]

Sacred Trust 2016 Day Two

Here are the lectures from the second day of the Sacred Trust talks this year at the Gettysburg National Military Park. Pamela Toler started off with the story of nurses in the Civil War. Unfortunately the video quality was lacking for most of the video. Eric Campbell of the Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National […]

2016 Gettysburg Anniversary Day Three

I decided to take a break from the sun and attend the Sacred Trust lectures. I missed Jared Frederick’s lecture on the history of the Gettysburg Battlefield since the 1950s, but got there in time for Michael C. C. Adams’ talk on “The Mindset of the Union Army After Gettysburg.” This was a very disappointing […]

Robert E. Lee and Virginia

Here’s Professor James I. Robertson, Jr. speaking on Robert E. Lee and his connections to Virginia. The video’s description reads, “James ‘Bud’ Robertson talks about Robert E. Lee’s ties to Virginia and the various military campaigns throughout the state during the Civil War. He also compared General Lee’s life after the war to other generals and […]

Robert E. Lee and the Question of Loyalty

Here’s Gary Gallagher delivering the Augustus M. Burns Memorial Lecture at the University of Florida. The video’s description tells us, “More than 150 years after the end of the American Civil War, General Robert E. Lee remains a source of fascination and controversy. Was he a loyal Virginian, swept up in a bloody Civil War […]

Upbringings of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee

Here’s William C. “Jack” Davis at the 2015 Lincoln Forum giving a presentation comparing the biographies of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, to identify key elements in their lives that led to them being the type of generals they were. It’s an excellent presentation. The video’s description reads, “Historian and author William Davis talks […]

The Lee Family Archives Project

Stratford Hall has taken on the project of digitizing the Lee Family’s archives of papers. The project envisions scanning both images and transcriptions of the papers and putting them online to be available to students and researchers. The archives contains over 300 years of American history, from the first Lee in America up through seven or eight […]