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Gary Gallagher: Why Study Military History?

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In this embedded video, University of Virginia history professor Gary Gallagher–one of our nation’s pre-eminent Civil War historians and authors, speaks passionately about the importance of studying military history. He delivered these closing remarks this summer in Lexington during the “Leadership and Generalship in the Civil War” conference held by the Virginia Military Institute and the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.

The commission’s 2013 signature conference, at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, will be on “The American Civil War at Home,” a look at how the blood conflict affected the homefront.

It is also hosting a “fireside conversation” on emancipation this September at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.

Here’s a direct link to the video on CSPAN: