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ECW on C-SPAN: Grant Crosses the James (Again!)

Edward Alexander’s talk about Ulysses S. Grant crossing the James River as a turning point of the war—part of our line-up from last summer’s Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge—will air again on C-SPAN 3 later this … Continue reading

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ECW on C-SPAN: Edward Alexander

When Ulysses S. Grant directed the Federal army to jump the James River and try to cut off the Confederate supply line from Petersburg, the Civil War shifted into new territory. Edward Alexander explored that turning point of the war … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Grant Crosses the James

reporting by ECW Correspondent Shannon Nichols Edward Alexander has made a career focusing on the end of the Petersburg Campaign. He’s a former historian with Pamplin Historical Park, which preserves the spot where Federals finally broke through the Confederate line … Continue reading

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