Category Sherman

When Georgia Howled: Sherman on the March

This is a documentary produced by the Atlanta History Center and Georgia Public Broadcasting. It’s really well done and  is an outgrowth of their earlier project, “37 Weeks.” The full documentary includes commentary from Dr. Todd Groce, Dr. Steve Davis, and Dr. Brian Steel Wills, all well regarded historians. You can access it here. I […]

2017 Civil War Institute Day Three

Day Three is in the books. We started off with a round table discussion on George Gordon Meade. The participants were Brooks Simpson, Scott Hartwig, Jennifer Murray, and John Hennessy. This was a pretty good discussion, moderated by Pete Carmichael. They started off by considering why Meade is forgotten. Scott Hartwig identified three factors: Dan […]

2017 Civil War Institute Day Two

This was the second day of the CWI. It’s been another great day. We started off with Professor John Quist of Shippensburg University and Professor Michael Birkner of Gettysburg College speaking on James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War. This was an excellent team talk. Buchanan blamed secession on abolitionists and fire-eaters. Buchanan […]

Johnston and Sherman’s April 1865 Meeting

Here are historians Craig Symonds and John Marszalek giving an excellent team presentation on the 1865 meeting of Generals Joseph E. Johnston and William T. Sherman in North Carolina, leading to Johnston’s surrender. This presentation was at the 2016 Lincoln Forum Symposium. The video’s description reads, “Craig Symonds and John Marszalek talked about the meeting […]

John Bell Hood’s Assault at Atlanta

Here’s Steve Davis talking about John Bell Hood’s assault at Atlanta. Steve is an engaging speaker and this is a really good presentation. This is another presentation from the Emerging Civil War 2016 Symposium. The video’s description reads, “Stephen Davis talked about the 1864 Battle of Atlanta and the engagements on July 22 just outside […]

The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers during Sherman’s March

Here’s Episode 1228 of Civil War Talk Radio with Prof. Gerry Prokopowicz interviewing Lisa Tendrich Frank on her new book about confederate women in the path of Sherman’s March through Georgia. This is really an excellent interview.

Rethinking General Sherman’s March to the Sea

Here’s Dr. Todd Groce, President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society, giving an outstanding presentation to the 2016 Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a terrific summary not of the march itself but of Sherman’s goals and whether he was within the rules of war. The video’s description reads, “Todd […]