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LGM Podcast: Women at War

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On January 28, 2021
I had the great pleasure of talking to Stephanie McCurry, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History in Honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower at Columbia University (quite a title!) about her 2019 book Women’s War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War. This will be of great interest to many of you because it is […]
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This is the grave of George McClellan. Born in 1826 in Philadelphia, McClellan was a brilliant young child from a leading family. He started at the University of Pennsylvania in 1840 to study the law, but didn’t like it (he was just a kid after all!) and managed to transfer to West Point in 1842, […]
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This is the grave of the traitor James Seddon. Born in 1815 in Falmouth, Virginia, Seddon was a pretty sickly child, so he was largely home-schooled. This wasn’t so uncommon among the southern elite anyway, which was largely rural and thus frequently hired tutors to live on-site. In 1836, he started law school at the […]
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