As one of an estimated 20,000 soldiers who underwent amputation during the Civil War, Thomas Colley’s memoirs reveal the challenges of living with what many might recognize today as post-traumatic stress disorder. Join us as Michael Shaffer unveils Colley’s experiences and struggles as a soldier and a veteran.
On the Centennial of the November 11, 1918 Armistice, discover the surprising connections between World War I and the American Civil War.
With John Coski, ACWM.
After his 1865 capture, the United States charged former Confederate president Jefferson Davis with treason. Discover the interactions of the government and defense lawyers who worked on both sides of the Davis case, why the case never went to trial, and how it tested the legality of secession.
With Cynthia Nicoletti, University of Virginia School of Law.
Explore African American education after the Civil War, including Freedmen Schools, initial state-funded public schools, early historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and the failed Blair Education Bill of 1890.
With Hilary Green, University of Alabama.