Civil War Series

The Civil War Series with Dr. James Robertson, Jr.

Thanks for visiting this page on our web site. We are continuing the digitizing from master recordings of this popular series first broadcast on WVTF September 3, 1994 and on subsequent Fridays for nearly 14 years. We will make segments from our archives available to you each week so you can listen through our web site or via the Civil War series podcast. 

The process of revitalizing these radio treasures, in order to make them available to an international audience over the Internet and podcasts, is a labor intensive undertaking. We would greatly appreciate your financial support to sustain the series on line and through podcasts. 

The Civil War Series is sponsored by Virginia Tech's Center for Civil War Studies.  

 

Desertion

Dec 2, 2019
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Originally aired on February 27, 1998 - In part 183 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson explores the impact of desertion on both armies during the Civil War. 

#183 – Desertion

Wintertime always brought an increase in desertion among Confederate soldiers. Relative proximity made it easy to walk away from Army camp and return home to loved ones. That was but one factor that made desertion so prevalent in the Civil War.

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Originally aired on February 20, 1998 - In part 182 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson examines the career of “Mudwall” Jackson.

#182 – “Mudwall” Jackson

Occasionally in history, a man stands out more because of his name than because of his accomplishments. Sometimes just a nickname is all that comes to mind. Such was the case with Confederate General “Mudwall” Jackson.

Fort Donelson

Nov 19, 2019
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Originally aired on February 13, 1998 - In part 181 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson examines the events that occurred at Fort Donelson.

#181 – Fort Donelson

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Originally aired on February 06, 1998 - In part 180 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson examines the role Frederick Douglass played during the Civil War.

#180 – Frederick Douglass

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Originally aired on January 30, 1998 - In part 179 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the ongoing problem of supplying manpower to the Confederate armies.

#179 – Manpower for the Confederacy

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