A native of Nashville, Tenn., and a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Sam Smith worked with the Civil War Trust’s K-12 educational programs. An award-winning board game designer, Smith has also written or co-written more than 50 articles on Civil War subjects, and is a frequent lecturer at the National Museum for American Jewish Military History.
VIDEO | Jeff Richman explains the pivotal Battle of Brooklyn, which took place just weeks after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Historian Sam Smith explains the lifestyles and hardships of the generation that lived through the Civil War.
VIDEO | Historian Sam Smith explains the terms “skirmish” and “battle,” and how these engagements made up campaigns. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.
A Civil War Trust history article describing the course, context, and characters of the Battle of Arkansas Post, also known as the Battle of Fort Hindman, which took place as part of the Vicksburg Campaign on January 9-11, 1863.
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