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.  

 

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Originally aired on January 20, 1995 - In part 21 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles General Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson.

#21 – General Stonewall Jackson

Winter Woes

Jan 14, 2020

Originally aired on January 27, 1995 - In part 22 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the harshness of winter for the Civil War soldier and the steps they took to combat it.

#22 Winter Encampments

Geography

Jan 13, 2020
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Originally aired on February 03, 1995 - In part 23 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses how geography played a crucial role in the way the war unfolded.

#23 Geography

Geography is one of those fields of learning that has slipped in importance in the modern age of education. Yet a war cannot be fully explained without an understanding of “the lay of the land”. Certainly why the Civil War unfolded in Virginia as it did is attributable almost entirely to the state’s geographical features.

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Originally aired on February 10, 1995 - In part 24 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles war-time President Abraham Lincoln.

#24 – Abraham Lincoln

Phoebe Pember

Jan 11, 2020
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Originally aired on February 17, 1995 - In part 25 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles Phoebe Pember, the female nurse and administrator of Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond.

#25 – Phoebe Pember

In a war, some who endure the most never seek nor obtain the accolades they deserve. War also can put painful demands on women behind the lines. That brings us to Mrs. Phoebe Pember.

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