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.  

 

General Hill

Jan 5, 2020
www.sonofthesouth.net

Originally aired on March 31, 1995 - In part 31 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles General Ambrose Powell (A.P.) Hill, who was in command of the Petersburg sector of the Confederate defenses, and relates the fateful events of the morning of Sunday, April 2, 1865.

#31 – General A. P. Hill

Shiloh

Jan 4, 2020
ushistoryimages.com

Originally aired on April 07, 1995 - In part 32 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson recounts the April Battle of Shiloh, the commencement of war in earnest in the West.

#32 – The Battle of Shiloh

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Originally aired on April 14, 1995 - In part 33 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson explains why Virginia’s secession from the Union was one of our nation’s most momentous events.

#33 – Secession of Virginia

Originally aired on April 21, 1995 - In part 34 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the diet of the Civil War soldier.

#34 – Army Rations

Grumble Jones

Jan 1, 2020
en.wikipedia.org

Originally aired on April 28, 1995 - In part 35 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles one of the Civil War’s most colorful characters, William Edmondson “Grumble” Jones.

#35 – General “Grumble” Jones

The Civil War had more than its share of colorful characters, and “Grumble” Jones was one of them.

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