by Gary W. Gallagher | | Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 00:00


This last of three installments on the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War shifts to civilians. The frequent presence of United States forces in the Valley exposed civilians to significant disruption of normal routines.

by Gary W. Gallagher | | Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 00:00


This second of three installments on the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War, which as a group anticipate our Signature Conference for 2017, focuses on military action. From the confrontation between Joseph E. Johnston and Robert Patterson during the campaign of First Bull Run through the Confederate defeat at Waynesboro on March 2, 1865, almost continuous activity of some sort disturbed the Valley’s pastoral countryside.

by Gary W. Gallagher | | Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 14:28


The Nau Center’s Signature Conference for 2017 will focus on the Shenandoah Valley’s role in the Civil War. Lecturers will examine various facets of the overall topic, including military operations, civilian experiences, how events in the Valley resonated in the United States and the Confederacy, and how the Valley figured in memories of the conflict. In this, the first of three installments anticipating the conference, I will examine the Valley's geography and logistical and strategic significance.

by Jack Furniss & William Kurtz | | Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 00:00


The Nau Center is in the very early stages of a digital project looking to add to what historians know about military prisons in the Union and the Confederacy.

by Elizabeth R. Varon | | Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 00:00


Note:  This is the last installment of a three-part blog post on the Virginia roots of U.S.C.T. soldiers in Missouri regiments.

 

Part III:  The War’s Aftermath