Category Videos

Depictions of Violence at Antietam

Here’s Professor Peter Carmichael of Gettysburg College speaking on how soldiers wrote about the violence at Antietam and how the press depicted it as part of the conference on “Remembering the Violence of Antietam” at Shepherd University. The video’s description reads, “Historian Peter Carmichael talked about the various ways violence at the 1862 Battle of Antietam […]

Clara Barton and the Battle of Antietam

Here’s Amelia Grabowski giving an excellent talk on Clara Barton and her actions at the Battle of Antietam. This was held at Shepherd University in West Virginia on September 8, 2018. I attended this conference, titled “Remembering the Violence of Antietam,” and had a wonderful time. The second half of the conference was on the […]

SCV People Perpetuate Lies About History

I found two instances where journalists doing their normal thing of getting views from all sides without calling out the idiots and liars of the SCV when they push their lost cause nonsense. In this story, a member of the SCV sits down with a student at the University of North Carolina to discuss “Silent […]

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.

Female Civil War Soldiers

This is Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart discussing women who disguised themselves as men and fought in the Civil War as soldiers. The video’s description reads, “Public historians Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart explored the stories of women who defied cultural norms to fight in the Civil War. They also described women’s wartime work as nurses, cooks, and laundresses. The […]

Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham

Here’s author Janet Croon speaking about her book, The War Outside My Window, which is the diary of a teenager in Georgia, Leroy Wiley Gresham. The video’s description reads, “Janet Croon talked about the book The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham. Gresham was a 12-year-old boy from a wealthy slave-holding family in […]

Slavery Laws in Texas and Mexico During the 1830s

Here’s Professor Alice Baumgartner of the University of Southern California being interviewed on the history of slavery in Texas and Mexico in the 1830s. The video’s description reads, “Historian Alice Baumgartner talked about the tension along the border between Mexico and the Republic of Texas during the mid-19th century because of differing laws over slavery. American […]