Appearance on CSPAN

This past weekend CSPAN aired the final panel from this past year’s Civil War Institute. The panel included yours truly and addressed a number of issues related to the war in 1863.

I haven’t been able to watch it on the road, which is a good thing since I can’t stand the sound of my own voice. Even worse, I sometimes exaggerate my claims as if I am blogging. It really is OK if visitors have fun on battlefields.

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3 comments… add one
  • Terry Johnston Aug 13, 2013 @ 4:07


    I was able to watch it; glad I did. Your comments about keeping the Civil War relevant (i.e., tying that era to our own in various ways) in the classroom were a highlight. I also found the two questions from audience members (one a teacher and the other a park service employee, if I caught it right) regarding what might happen to popular interest in the Civil War after the sesquicentennial is over were overly pessimistic, to put it lightly. Only wish there had been time for the panel to address these concerns in more detail.

  • grandadfromthehills Aug 13, 2013 @ 3:23

    You have no need to worry about how you sound when recorded. I hope you sound as good in person!

    Great discussion. Thanks.

    Sam Vanderburg
    Gun Barrel City, TX

  • Nathan Towne Aug 12, 2013 @ 17:12


    You are on CSPAN3 right now. Not sure if you know.

    Nathan Towne

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