Thank You, Dr. Robertson

Civil War Historians, Civil War Sesquicentennial

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the recent Virginia Sesquicentennial “Signature Conference” hosted by Virginia Tech and organized by James I. Robertson.  I’ve heard nothing but positive reviews of the event.  As many of you know Dr. Robertson is retiring from his teaching position at Tech this year.  He has touched the lives of many and has added immeasurably to the general public’s understanding of the war.  Here is a short clip of his farewell remarks from the conference.

On a different note, I understand that some of you are having trouble viewing comments on the blog. The trouble seems to be with Internet Explorer. For now, I recommend using Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari.

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  • Andrew Duppstadt May 25, 2011

    Thank you for posting this clip, Kevin. I watched Dr. Robertson all day long and he had the look of a proud grandfather. I only wish this clip had lasted long enough to catch his quip at the tail end of the standing ovation. He said something to the effect of “I’m having a hard time up here and you people aren’t making a damn thing easy.” That of course, drew a hearty chuckle from the crowd. Sorry you didn’t make it to the conference. Chris Meekins and I missed you!
    Andrew

    • Kevin Levin May 25, 2011

      Thanks for the comment, Andrew. Nice to hear from you.

  • Kevin Levin May 25, 2011

    I would really appreciate it if one of you who uses Internet Explorer can take a screenshot of the comments page and email it to me at kevlvn@aol.com

    Thanks

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