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Eastern Theater of the Civil War

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Historian Garry Adelman describes the progression of the battles in the Eastern Theater throughout 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. American Battlefield Trust
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