Civil War

VIDEO –Confederate Family

The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania holds a series of remarkable wartime letters from a Texas farmer who served in the Confederate army.  William Elisha Stoker described life in the army and openly expressed his concerns about the…

VIDEO –Civil War Documentaries

In 2011, Dickinson students and staff at the House Divided Project produced two documentary short films to help commemorate the upcoming 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.  “From Carlisle to Andersonville” by John Osborne and Don Sailer offered the…

VIDEO –Lectures on Civil War Topics

Catherine Clinton (University of Texas / San Antonio) delivered a powerful lecture about Mary Lincoln on the eve of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death.  Title = “Mary Lincoln’s Assassination” (41 min.) Lectures by Matthew Pinsker Underground Railroad Reconsidered…

VIDEO –Tour of Ford’s Theatre

  Matthew Pinsker hosts a video tour for the Ford’s Theatre Society to help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln Assassination. Tour of Ford’s Theatre (30 minutes / 9 segments)

Map –Summers with Lincoln

Created by high school student Chelsea Miller, this map is built around excerpts from a book written by one of her teachers, James Percoco, Summers With Lincoln (2008), documenting his experiences visiting Lincoln statues and memorials from across the country with his…

MAP –JEB Stuart at Gettysburg

Built in 2011 for the House Divided Project by undergraduate Brenna McKelvey, this map details the cavalry movements of Confederate General JEB Stuart during the Gettysburg campaign in 1863.  Stuart’s absence at the beginning of the battle (July 1-3,1863) was…

MAP –Lincoln’s Writings

Built in 2013 for the multi-media edition of Lincoln’s Writings, this map offers a gateway to explore 150 of Abraham Lincoln’s most teachable documents, from his first campaign statement in 1832 to his last speech on April 11, 1865. Lincoln’s…