Category Videos

Battle of Fort Stevens 155th Anniversary

No offense to anyone else at the commemoration, I think the reason to watch this is Professor Jonathan Noyalas’s keynote presentation on the Battle of Cool Spring. It’s excellent. To get to it, skip ahead to the 1 hour 11 minute mark [1:11:00]. The video’s description reads, “The Battle of Fort Stevens was fought in the […]

Author Discussion on the Civil War and the South

This is a pretty good discussion from the 2019 Mississippi Book Festival with four authors discussing their books. The authors are Dr. Jacquelyn Hall of UNC-Chapel Hill, on three sisters born in the 1880s and 1890s in Georgia who came to grips with the legacies of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction, the Lost Cause, […]

Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson and the Constitution

Here’s Professor Andrew Slap of East Tennessee State University giving a lecture comparing Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson to see who better fit “Defender of the Constitution.” He’s not the most dynamic speaker, but he has some really good information here. The video’s description reads, “Andrew Slap of East Tennessee State University taught a class on Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, […]

Ulysses S. Grant and Union Military Leadership

Here’s Professor Steven Woodworth of Texas Christian University giving a very good presentation on the leadership of Ulysses S. Grant. The video’s description reads, “Texas Christian University Professor Steven Woodworth discussed Ulysses S. Grant’s leadership style and how it compares to other Union generals. He argued that characteristics such as Grant’s calmness helped bring the Civil War to […]

George H. Thomas and Nathan Bedford Forrest

Here’s Professor Brian Steel Wills of Kennesaw State University delivering a typically wonderful presentation. This one compares Union General George H. Thomas and confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest. The video’s description reads, “Kennesaw State University Civil War Center Director Brian Wills compared the careers and leadership styles ofUnion General George Henry Thomas and Confederate General Nathan Bedford […]

2019 Civil War Institute Day Three

Day Three of the best five days a Civil War student has each year was Sunday, June 16, 2019. We began with Dr. Jennifer Murray of Oklahoma State University giving a wonderful presentation on the history of the Gettysburg National Military Park. You can watch it here: Next, Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean talked about “Violence […]

2019 Civil War Institute Day Two

Saturday, June 15, 2019 was the second day of this year’s Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. We started with Concurrent Sessions. C-SPAN 3 televised Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor of the University of Kentucky speaking on “Embattled Freedom: Journeys Through the Civil War’s Refugee Camps.” You can view that presentation here: Dr. Will Kurtz […]