In this War Department™ episode, Garry Adelman interviews National Park Service Rangers as they share stories of the Battle of Monocacy. This battle, fought July 9, 1864, bought invaluable time for the defenses of Washington, D.C. to be improved in response to a daring Confederate raid.
VIDEO | Garry Adelman travels to the West Point Museum of History to examine objects and artifacts related to the fateful Battle of Five Forks, Virginia, fought on April 1, 1865. Special attention is paid to the bitter rivalry between Gouverneur K. Warren and Phil Sheridan, the two Union commanders at the battle.
Historian Chris Kolakowski explains the many duties, roles, and responsibilities of the staff officers of the Civil War. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.
Eric Leonard, Chief of Interpretation and Education at the Andersonville National Historic Site, discusses the Civil War's most infamous prison camp in this "short" from the War Department™ video series by the American Battlefield Trust.
Living historian Curt Fields describes the life and accomplishments of Ulysses S. Grant. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.
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