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  1. West Virginia During the Civil War

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    • J.E.B. Stuart, the Bold Dragoon

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      James Ewell Brown “Jeb” Stuart was the most famous Confederate cavalryman of the Civil War — and one of its most dashing figures. Born in Virginia and educated at West Point, he…

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      • The Battle of Shiloh Webcast

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        Presented by the Weider History Group and American Military University The fact that the first major battle of the Western Theater did not take place until spring 1862 indicates the difficulty both…

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        • The Battle of Gettysburg Webcast

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          Presented by the Weider History Group and American Military University How important is the Battle of Gettysburg to the study, discussion, and portrayal of the Civil War today? How do historians…

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          • John Neff, "Our Hearts Were Touched with Fire: The Memory of the Civil War"

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            University of Mississippi History Professor John Neff delivers his 2009 Humanities Teacher of the Year address, "Our Hearts Were Touched with Fire: The Memory of the Civil War." Professor…

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            • Edward Ayers, Keynote, LTAI: Making Sense of the Civil War

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              Keynote address at the orientation workshop for "Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War," a reading and discussion program offered by the American Library Association…

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              • The Common Soldier of the Civil War Webcast

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                Presented by the Weider History Group and American Military University While the names and stories of many Civil War heroes often come to mind, have you ever wondered about the common soldier of…

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                • Catherine Clinton: Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom

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                  Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland in 1820. After her escape to the North in 1849, she returned to the South more than a dozen times to ferry other slaves along the Underground Railroad.…

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                  • 1/1 "The Failure of Peace Negotiations During the Civil War" (James McPherson)

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                    James M. McPherson is a world-renowned Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. McPherson's works include…

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                    • Adam IP Smith: No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North

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                      Adam I. P. Smith, Lecturer in American History at University College London, discusses his award-winning book No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North. He examines political parties and partisanship…

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                      • James I. Robertson’s “The Untold Civil War”

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                        Professor Robertson spoke previously as part of the Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series on Stonewall Jackson. He returns to UMW to discuss the daily lives of the Civil War soldiers. That topic is…

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