Category Sherman

Sherman’s March and American Memory

Here’s Professor Anne Sarah Rubin of the University of Maryland Baltimore County talking about William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea and how it has been remembered. This excellent presentation was part of this past summer’s symposium at Pamplin Park which featured a slate of all women historians. The video’s description reads, “Author Anne Sarah […]

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 […]

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 […]