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Volunteers in Blue and Gray: Why They Fought

3 years agoOdd : Britannica Blog

This week is the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas), and on this occasion we present this lecture by James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian and senior adviser to Encyclopaedia Britannica, which he gave in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 12, 2011, on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter. It was the last lecture in a series (April 8–12, 2011) called “Why They Fought: Reflections on the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War.
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