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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.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM

The ironclad USS Monitor changed the course of the Civil War and naval combat forever. Historians and scientists, part of an ongoing conservation and research project at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, examine the historic warship’s significance from a variety of perspectives.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 6:45 PM

When the Union dissolved, Washington, D.C. was transformed—and that change profoundly affected the city’s women. Cokie Roberts discusses their experiences, influence, and contributions during this momentous period in her new book, Capital Dames.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Textile historian Dixie Rettig leads a visit to Fredericksburg that provides a highly personal look at the everyday experiences of the women who resolutely survived three Union occupations, cared for the wounded, and helped rebuild the town after the South’s defeat.

Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM

The best-selling author examines key actions and decisions of commanders on both sides of Sherman's legendary campaign, a sweep across Georgia that led to the final stroke of the Civil War.

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