This book by Professor Earl J. Hess is an overview of the campaigns fought in the Cis-Mississippi Western Theater. Professor Hess makes the case that the war in the West was different from the war in the East, not only in geography but also in the way it was fought, and the men who fought […]
This is a pretty good discussion between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Dr. Timothy Smith on Grant’s assaults on the confederate lines at Vicksburg.
Professor Peter Carmichael, Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, led this wonderful conversation with himself, Dr. Ashley Luskey of the CWI at Gettysburg College, and Professor Gary Gallagher in a Facebook Live event. Here it is on C-SPAN: https://www.c-span.org/video/?510648-1/reflections-civil-war-history
This is the full-length Ken Burns interview with Ed Bearss done for Burns’s miniseries, “The Civil War” on PBS. The description reads, “This is raw footage of an interview that Ken Burns conducted with Civil War historian Ed Bearss on July 14, 1986. In this interview, Bearss demonstrates his expansive knowledge on the events of […]
Here’s historian Tim Smith giving a very good presentation on the Battle of Champion Hill at the 2019 Pamplin Park seminar. The video’s description reads, “Civil War scholar Timothy Smith explored the 1863 Battle of Champion Hill, part of the Vicksburg campaign. He discussed how General Grant’s leadership contributed to a Union victory in this […]
Here’s a nice interview between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Professor Donald Miller on Dr. Miller’s latest book. Dr. Miller, I think, is off on the so-called “Yazoo Bender” [I believe Brooks Simpson has the best view on it], but otherwise this is pretty good.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]