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1861: The Civil War Awakening By Adam Goodheart
With his new book, 1861: The Civil War Awakening, Adam Goodheart revisits the most turbulent and consequential year in American history. In the hands...
A Beardless Boy of Seventeen Years
A Fire in the Wilderness: The First Battle Between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee
On August 19, 2021, historian John Reeves discussed the Battle of the Wilderness, the first clash between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.
A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter
On December 4, 2014, at noon, Graham Dozier delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry"
A Life Rediscovered: The Story of Emily Winfree
A Manner Which Would Not Have Been Permitted Towards Slaves: Race, Reconstruction, and Memory in Postwar Richmond
On October 12 at 5:30 p.m., Michael D. Gorman delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “‘A Manner Which Would Not Have Been Permitted Towards Slaves’: Race...
“A Perfect Hell of Blood”: The Battle of the Crater
On August 23, 2018, A. Wilson Greene delivered a banner lecture, “‘A Perfect Hell of Blood’: The Battle of the Crater.”
Although the Petersburg...
Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade
On January 26, 2012, Maurie D. McInnis delivered a lecture entitled "Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade."
In 1853 Eyre Crowe, a young...
American City, Southern Place: Richmond on the Eve of War
On March 10, 2011, Gregg Kimball delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "American City, Southern Place: Richmond on the Eve of War."
As a city of the...
An African Republic: Black and White Virginians in the Making of Liberia By Marie Tyler-McGraw
On October 28, 2010, Marie Tyler-McGraw discussed her book An African Republic: Black and White Virginians in the Making of Liberia.
An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia
An Eyewitness Account of Stonewall Jackson's Wounding
Arming the Commonwealth
Arthur Ashe Jr.’s Family Tree: Tracing the Blackwell Family to 1735
Battle of the Ironclads
This video describes the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack. On March 8, 1862, the world's first ironclad ship, CSS Virginia, destroyed two...