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2015 SMU Stanton Sharp Lecture explores Texas’ hidden Civil War history, Wednesday, Oct. 14

When Texans study the history of the Civil War in grade school, they learn it ended when General Lee surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox on April 8, 1865, and that Texas played a relatively small role in the conflict. … Continue reading

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New DeGolyer Library exhibit features rare Civil War photographs

A new exhibit at SMU’s DeGolyer Library features rare Civil War images of African American slave life, Southern battlefield scenes and camp life for Union and Confederate soldiers. “The Civil War in Photographs: New Perspectives from the Robin Stanford Collection” … Continue reading

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Remembering the Civil War on its 150th anniversary

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