Category Vicksburg

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 […]

Timothy B. Smith on A House Divided S. 3 ep. 18

Here’s Dr. Timothy B. Smith, a prolific Civil War historian, discussing his work with Bjorn Skaptason of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. The discussion centers on Dr. Smith’s latest works, The Real Horse Soldiers and The Decision Was Always My Own.

Gettysburg and Vicksburg as Turning Points

Here’s Ranger Matt Atkinson giving a very entertaining presentation on Vicksburg and Gettysburg as turning points in the Civil War. More accurately, he’s considering which had a greater impact on the war. The video’s description reads, “Matt Atkinson has worked as a ranger at both the Gettysburg and Vicksburg national military parks. He compared those two […]

Siege of Vicksburg and Confederate Defense

As usual, Matt Atkinson delivers a tremendous presentation at the 2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium. Matt is an expert on the Vicksburg Campaign, and this lecture is excellent. The video’s description reads, “Matt Atkinson, a former park ranger with Vicksburg National Military Park, talked about the Siege of Vicksburg and the Confederate defense. This talk was […]

Aerial America: Here’s Why the Battle of Vicksburg Was So Important

This is from the Smithsonian Channel. It gives us some great aerial views of Vicksburg and its surrounding area, even though the script could use some tweaking. You can see it here.

Vicksburg Animated Map

The Civil War Trust recently announced they’ve completed work on their animated map of the Battle of Vicksburg. You can access it here. These are excellent tools for us students of the war.

The Civil War: Episode 4 – Simply Murder (1863) | Ken Burns Documentary

Episode Four includes the Battle of Gettysburg.  I think it is no understatement to say the treatment of Gettysburg in this episode is horrid.  Anyone who listens to this as their introduction to the Battle of Gettysburg will not just have a necessarily incomplete understanding, which can be forgiven because the episode has a time […]