Category Archives: Civil War

Upcoming Lecture in Alexandria, Va. on Civil War

I am looking forward to my upcoming talk on the Civil War in Alexandria, Virginia. I will be posting the materials from the talk soon, including the soldiers’ records, maps, and other records from the Hospital at Fort Williams in … Continue reading

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“Lincoln”–a brief review

Last night I went to Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln with my Civil War and Reconstruction class at the University of Nebraska. The theater was sold out for both showings. We actually had to sit in the very front row of the … Continue reading

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Civil War Brother Artists

“Brother Artists: photographers and sketch artists on the railroads in the war” William G. Thomas This talk was condensed for The New York Times Disunion Blog, “The Civil War’s ‘Brother Artists’” published November 17, 2012. What follows is the full … Continue reading

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Master’s Graduation, August 2012

On Friday two of my students in History received their Masters. I am very proud of both of them for the hard work they put into their theses and the research they conducted. Congratulations Kaci and Trevor! Kaci Nash wrote … Continue reading

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With Georgia Teachers at Manassas Battlefield

This past weekend I joined the Gilder Lehrman Institute Teaching American History Grant on the Civil War for Paulding County Public Schools. Gary Gallagher and Matthew Pinsker were the other faculty. This was a terrific group of teachers and an … Continue reading

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