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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Though the Civil War is remembered for its land battles, naval engagements shaped a significant war on the water. Maritime historian Andrew Jampoler looks at the Union and Confederate naval leaders, strategies, ships, and battles that helped define the conflict’s outcome.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM

When the Civil War ended, thousands of American lives had been lost—and the nation itself had been changed forever. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson examines why the Civil War remains so deeply embedded in our national psyche and identity.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 7:00 AM

What was wartime life like in the capital of the Confederacy? Historians Ed Bearss and Gregg Clemmer lead a visit to sites related to the people, events, and atmosphere of Richmond during these years of conflict.

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