Category Videos

Bonds of War

Here’s Professor David Thomson giving a really good presentation on the financing of the Civil War through selling bonds. The video’s description reads, “Author David Thomson blended Civil War-era financial and political history to show how the marketing and sale of bonds helped ensure foreign countries’ vested interest in the Union’s success. The Filson Historical Society in […]

National Museum of the Civil War Soldier – Writing Civil War History

Here’s a panel discussion of Civil War historians discussing how they write about the Civil War and what they are working on now. The video’s description reads, “Civil War historians talked about what projects they are working on and what goes into writing about the Civil War. The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia, hosted […]

National Museum of the Civil War Soldier – 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor

Here’s Gordon Rhea giving an excellent presentation at Pamplin Park on the Battle of Cold Harbor. The video’s description reads, “Historian Gordon Rhea discussed the Civil War Battle of Cold Harbor, Confederate Gen. Lee’s last major victory and a bloodbath for the Union army. The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia, hosted […]

West Virginia Statehood

Here’s Professor William Hal Gorby giving a pretty good lecture on how West Virginia broke from Virginia and became a state. The video’s description reads, “West Virginia University professor William Gorby taught a class on the formation of West Virginia and its entry into the Union during the Civil War. West Virginia University is located […]

American Colonies after the Seven Years War

Here’s Professor Katlyn Carter giving a really good lecture on the roots of the American Revolution, specifically actions the British took after the Seven Years War that led to colonial dissatisfaction with the British Empire. The video’s description reads, “University of Notre Dame professor Katlyn Carter taught a class about British imperial reforms and American colonial grievances […]

Grant, Slavery, and Saint Louis

This is a great discussion with Nick Sacco of the US Grant National Historic Site on Grant and slavery. Nick is an outstanding historian and is an expert on US Grant. The video’s description reads, “Join historian Nick Sacco from the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site as he discusses a new exhibit he’s created […]

Discussing Civil War Movies

In two parts, Garry Addelman and Professor Gary Gallagher discuss and rate various Civil War movies. Part One: Part Two:

Sacred Trust Talks 2022 | Dr. Carrie E. Janney

Here’s Professor Caroline Janney giving an outstanding presentation on what happened to confederate soldiers after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, using a single soldier as a model. The video’s description reads, “Appomattox has long served to mark the end of the American Civil War. Yet closely examining the spring and summer of 1865 reveals a far […]

Reel History: Gettysburg

Here’s Jared Frederick differentiating fact from fictionin the movie, “Gettysburg.” The description for Part I reads, “(Day 1, July 1st) The Epic 1993 Film ‘Gettysburg’ brings to life the events that changed American History during the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. Historian, and Former Gettysburg Park Ranger, Jared Frederick walks us though the […]

Sacred Trust Talks 2022 | Matt Atkinson

Here’s Ranger Matt Atkinson giving, as usual, an outstanding presentation at the 2022 Sacred Trust Talks. His topic is Hugh Reid Miller, colonel of the 42nd Mississippi and a lawyer and member of the Mississippi Secession Convention. The video’s description reads, “Politician, lawyer, judge and member of Mississippi’s Ordinance of Secession Drafting Committee, Hugh Reid […]