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Held in the last year of the national commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, leading historians offer fresh perspectives on the turbulent conclusion of the conflict. Speakers discuss prominent political and military leaders, Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, and other episodes that helped bring peace but also foreshadowed a troubled reunion for the nation.

Ending a Mighty Conflict: The Civil War in 1864–65 and Beyond The Huntington

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Held in the last year of the national commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, leading historians offer fresh perspectives on the turbulent conclusion of the conflict. Speakers discuss prominent political and military leaders, Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, and other episodes that helped bring peace but also foreshadowed a troubled reunion for the nation.

    Welcoming Remarks by Steve Hindle

    Welcoming Remarks by Steve Hindle

    Steve Hindle welcomes participants and attendees to the “Ending a Mighty Conflict: The Civil War in 1864–65 and Beyond” conference, held at the Huntington Library on September 19–20, 2015. Hindle is the W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research at The Huntington.

    • 5 min
    Opening Remarks

    Opening Remarks

    Joan Waugh and Gary W. Gallagher give their opening remarks to the conference. Waugh is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia.

    • 8 min
    Lincoln, Davis, and the End of the War

    Lincoln, Davis, and the End of the War

    James M. McPherson discusses “Lincoln, Davis, and the End of the War”. McPherson is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Emeritus at Princeton University.

    • 41 min
    Appomattox and Lincoln’s Assassination: Popular Readings at Home and Abroad

    Appomattox and Lincoln’s Assassination: Popular Readings at Home and Abroad

    Richard Carwardine discusses “Appomattox and Lincoln’s Assassination: Popular Readings at Home and Abroad”. Carwardine is the President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

    • 41 min
    Revisiting the Election of 1864

    Revisiting the Election of 1864

    J. Matthew Gallman discusses “Revisiting the Election of 1864”. Gallman is Professor of History at the University of Florida.

    • 47 min
    Sherman’s March and Destructive War

    Sherman’s March and Destructive War

    John F. Marszalek discusses “Sherman’s March and Destructive War”. Marszalek is the Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Mississippi State University.

    • 38 min

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