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.
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.
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.