James Robertson Jr.

Virginia Tech History Professor

Dr. James I. "Bud" Robertson, Jr., is a noted scholar on the American Civil War and Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech.

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Originally aired on August 28, 1998 - In part 209 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the worst battle of the Civil War.

#209 – The Worst Battle

Patriotism

Jan 27, 2020
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Originally aired on July 03, 1998 - In part 201 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the role of patriotism during the Civil War.

#201 – Patriotism

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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