All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

The Civil War: Studying Military History

Lexington, Virginia
Saturday, July 14, 2012

History professor Gary Gallagher speaks about the importance of studying military history in the last of a series of sessions from a conference organized by the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. The theme of this year’s gathering was Leadership and Generalship in the Civil War. The Virginia Military Institute hosted the conference.

Updated: Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 2:19pm (ET)

Related Events

Gen. Ulysses S. Grant & the Army of the Potomac
Saturday, June 9, 2012     

Two historians discuss the generalship of Ulysses S. Grant. They focus on Grant’s efforts in leading the Union Army of the Potomac against Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, and talk about how other officials admired and praised Grant’s abilities. This is the third in a series of sessions from a conference organized by the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. The theme of this year’s gathering was Leadership and Generalship in the Civil War. The Virginia Military Institute hosted the conference.

Lectures in History: Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant
Saturday, April 28, 2012     

U.S. Naval Academy History Professor Wayne Hsieh examines the Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant.  This class is part of a course called, "The American Way of War."

Gen. Robert E. Lee & the Army of Northern Virginia
Saturday, October 20, 2012     

Two historians discuss Robert E. Lee’s leadership during the Civil War. They consider Lee’s education, his work as a general, and his ability to maintain troop morale under challenging circumstances. This is the second in a series of sessions we’re airing from a conference organized by the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. The theme of this year’s gathering was Leadership and Generalship in the Civil War. The Virginia Military Institute hosted the conference.

Lectures in History: Generalship of Robert E. Lee
Saturday, April 28, 2012     

U.S. Naval Academy History Professor Wayne Hsieh examines the Generalship of Robert E. Lee.  This class is part of a course called, "The American Way of War."

Leadership of Abraham Lincoln & Jefferson Davis
Saturday, May 26, 2012     

Two historians discuss the wartime leadership styles of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. This is the first in a series of sessions from a conference organized by the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. The theme of this year’s gathering was Leadership and Generalship in the Civil War. The event took place at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia.

The Civil War: Battle of Trevilian Station
Saturday     

Author and historian Eric Wittenberg discusses the Battle of Trevilian Station, which took place in Virginia June 11-12, 1864. He describes the decisions Union Gen. Philip Sheridan and his Confederate counterpart Wade Hampton made and how those choices led to the decisive Confederate victory. This talk was part of symposium hosted by the “Emerging Civil War” blog. 

The Civil War: Union Gen. James B. McPherson
Saturday, September 6, 2014     

Author and Texas Christian University professor Steven Woodworth discusses the military career of Union Gen. James B. McPherson, who served in and later commanded the Union Army of the Tennessee. Professor Woodworth also describes McPherson’s relationship with Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his role in Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign. 

The Civil War: 1864 Atlanta Campaign
Saturday, August 30, 2014     

University of West Georgia professor Keith Bohannon discusses General William Tecumseh Sherman’s 1864 Atlanta campaign. In May 1864, General Sherman marched south from Chattanooga into Georgia with the goal of capturing Atlanta. After a series of battles throughout the summer and a siege of the city, Atlanta fell to the Union on September 2, 1864, setting up Sherman’s March to the Sea later in the year.

The Civil War: The Life of Winnie Davis
Saturday, August 23, 2014     

Author Heath Hardage Lee discusses the life of Winnie Davis, daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Lee describes Winnie’s life growing up in the Confederate White House in Richmond, her post-war rise to popularity in both the North and the South, and her writing career. The Museum of the Confederacy hosted this event. 

Historical Accuracy of the Movie “Lincoln”
Friday, August 22, 2014     

Dickinson College professor Matthew Pinsker dissects Stephen Spielberg’s movie “Lincoln,” analyzing what is fact and what is Hollywood fiction. Professor Pinsker goes into detail about the historical significance of the events the movie portrays, but also highlights areas where Mr. Spielberg exercised his artistic freedom. This talk is a portion of the 2014 Civil War Symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. 

Share This Event Via Social Media
American History TV