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Davis’ Brigade from Victory to Defeat – Gettysburg Battle Walk with Ranger Matt Atkinson

Here’s the incomparable Matt Atkinson giving a battle walk on Joseph Davis’s brigade during the Battle of Gettysburg. Joe Davis, of course, was Jefferson Davis’s nephew, and as Matt says, the “quintessential definition of the word nepotism.” It’s a shame it was a windy day. Advertisements

The American War

Here’s Professor Joan Waugh of UCLA discussing a book about the history of the Civil War era she co-wrote with Dr. Gary Gallagher. This is a very good discussion. The video’s description reads, “UCLA history professor Joan Waugh talked about her book, The American War: A History of the Civil War Era. This interview, recorded on the campus […]

John R. Legg – American Civil War Museum – Emerging Scholars presentation 5/4/2019

Here’s John Legg, a new historian who received his MA at Virginia Tech, giving a presentation at the American Civil War Museum on Whitestone Hill, which was an attack on Dakota and Lakota in 1863, which some have said was an attack as revenge for the Dakota War of 1862 in Minnesota. Unfortunately, the camera […]

Should There Be Reparations for Oppression of African Americans?

Note the title doesn’t limit the subject to slavery alone, although slavery is the root from which the rest sprang. In a landmark 2014 article in Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates explained why he changed his mind from not supporting reparations to supporting reparations. He starts by talking about the Jim Crow era. “In the 1920s, Jim Crow […]

Soldier Remains at Manassas

This is Brandon Bies, Superintendent of the Manassas Battlefield, discussing what was learned from analysis of soldier remains found recently at the Manassas Battlefield. This was at the 2019 Longwood University symposium. The video’s description reads, “Brandon Bies is the superintendent of Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia. He talked about the recent discovery and excavation of the […]

Paroling General Lee’s Army After Appomattox

Here’s Professor Caroline Janney of the University of Virginia and Director of the Nau Center for Civil War Studies giving a wonderful talk at the 2019 Longwood University symposium on how Lee’s men were paroled after Appomattox. She concentrates on men who were not paroled at Appomattox but who had left the Army of Northern […]

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 […]