Civil War

7:39am

Tue August 13, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Civil War historians follow the footsteps of Union soldiers

Commentator Gary Joiner takes us on a road trip. We follow the Red River Campaign that Civil War historians like to travel to follow in the footsteps of the Union army soldiers who moved through the area more than 150 years ago.

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7:35am

Tue June 25, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: On the impressive cover of Pvt. Lyons Wakeman

Commentator Gary Joiner recounts the remarkable life of a Civil War soldier in Louisiana who kept her gender a secret to the end.

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7:35am

Tue June 11, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Why 'sacred soil' matters

Commentator Gary Joiner takes a "soil test" of sorts. He explores why Civil War soldiers took up arms on one side or the other in the bloodiest war in America's history.

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7:35am

Tue May 21, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Remembering the Siege of Vicksburg, 150 years ago

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers the Siege of Vicksburg and how fresh baked bread factored into the capture of the emaciated city and Confederate soldiers, 150 years ago this week.

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7:35am

Thu April 25, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for April 25, 2013

Commentator Brian O'NuanainĀ takes a decidedly historical detour this morning as he ponders the psychology behind the different perspectives on the Civil War.

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