Civil War

Civil War Series
6:05 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Women in the Civil War

One of the best kept secrets of the Civil War is the number of women who disguised themselves as men so they could fight on the front lines. In the first of his three-part series Women in the Civil War, Joe Corcoran speaks with WKU Civil War historians Dr. Glenn LaFantasie and Dr. Jack Thacker about these forgotten warriors.

Organizational Skills in the Civil War
2:44 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Organizational Skills Were Pivotal in the Civil War

WKU Historians Glenn LaFantasie and Jack Thacker say many people have overlooked the importance of logistics and organization in conducting the Civil War. They talk with Dan Modlin of WKU Public Radio...

Lasting Impact of the Ironclads
2:39 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Relecting on the Great Naval Battle of the Civil War

WKU Historians Jack Thacker and Glenn LaFantasie discuss the lasting impact of the battle of the "ironclads"

in the Civil War.  They talk with Dan Modlin

Historians Discuss Arlington
2:30 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Historians Discuss Formation of Arlington National Cemetary

Civil War Series
6:40 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Historians Mark the 150th Anniversary of the Battles of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson

Military Historian Jack Thacker and Civil War Historian Glenn LaFantasie
Clinton Lewis WKU University Relations

WKU Civil War Historian Glenn La Fantasie and WKU Military Historian Jack Thacker say the signficance of these battles in Northern Tennessee may have been more important than some people have thought in the past.

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US Civil War
4:36 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

At WKU, Contributions of Black Civil War Soldiers to be Remembered

Bowling Green, Ky – A Kentucky Civil War historian wants people to know about the contributions made by African-American soldiers. Robert Bell is with the US Colored Troops Living History Association, a group dedicated to the preservation of the history of African-Americans who served during the Civil War. A day of activities will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Kentucky Museum at WKU. Kevin Willis has this story.

Civil War Series
5:37 pm
Mon February 7, 2011

Civil War Experts Reflect on the Issue of Slavery

Bowling Green, KY – Civil War Historians Dr. Jack Thacker and Dr. Glen LaFantasie say President Lincoln looked at the state of Kentucky as a key pivotal area as he tried to address slavery issues in the days leading up to the start of the Civil War. Lincoln considered Kentucky to be a key strategic location, in part because of its access to the Ohio River.Dan Modlin has more on the story.........