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LIBRARY OF AUDIO AND VIDEO PROGRAMS 

Welcome to our library.  We endeavor to preserve our history and heritage by documenting guest speakers and important local Civil War heritage events.  Below, we offer what we consider to be the best available for your Civil War Library or listening and viewing pleasure.  Check back often as we add to the collection monthly.

Our premier feature for this page is an on-line video of the previous month's guest speaker.  Please take a few minutes to view this guest speaker's program.  If you would like to have a copy of the featured program or any of the others listed below, please see the instructions at the bottom of the page.

 

 

GUEST SPEAKER VIDEO PROGRAMS

These video programs are available as menu driven DVD's.  In most cases, the DVD programs contain additional content (video, photos, music. etc) to enhance the presentation.  

PLEASE CLICK ON PHOTO TO START PROGRAM

WAS THERE A SPIRITUAL ELEMENT AMONG THE CAUSES OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES Presented by Pete Snyder on Nov. 26, 2013

Pete explains how religion played a key role among the causes of the War, both before and throughout. He also explained the flawed history of the song BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC in this link - 60 Min (Large 16X9 Format)

A HISTORY OF THE SILVERDALE CONFEDERATE CEMETERY

Presented by Jerry Wormsley on October 22, 2013

Jerry is the residing expert on the Silverdale Confederate Cemetery in Chattanooga.- 45 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

TENNESSEE CSA DIVISIONS AT CHICKAMAUGA

Presented by Lee White on June 25, 2013

Lee is a ranger at the Chickamauga Battlefield.  Here he follows the Tennessee Divisions of Bushrod Rust Johnson and Alexander Peter Stewart - 45 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

A HISTORY OF THE CHATTANOOGA CONFEDERATE CEMETERY

Presented by Pete Snyder on October 23, 2012

Pete is an expert on the history of the cemetery and has accumulated a vast collection of information on its history and many of the interred.  This was shared in a cemetery walking tour - 65 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

THE CIVIL WAR MEMOIRS OF SGT. JAMES MARION HOWARD, CO. E, 12TH ALABAMA, CSA

Presented by J. N. and Jane Howard on September 25, 2012

J. N. and Jane follow the Civil War exploits of their common Confederate ancestor from joining the 12th Alabama through surviving a year in the Yankee prison in Elmira, NY - 31 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

LT. GEN. ALEXANDER P. STEWART

Presented by Jo Hill on August 28, 2012

Jo Hill, President of the A. P. Stewart Camp, United Daughters of the Confederacy, presents the background and exploits of Lt. Gen. Alexander Peter Stewart, CSA, Army of Tennessee - 20 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

JACK HINSON Civil War Sniper

Presented by Ronnie Slack on July 24, 2012

Mr. Slack recounts the story of Jack Hinson, a neutral southerner, who after the unjust execution of two sons by Federal cavalry, launched a one-man vendetta against the Federal Army - 48 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

The Mortal Side of STONEWALL JACKSON

Presented by Jerry Raymer on May 22, 2012

Mr. Raymer's presentation follows Thomas Jackson's life from his orphaned childhood until his untimely death at Guinea Station, Virginia.  The narrative provides insights into both Stonewall the warrior and the man - 34 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY AND SPANISH FORT

Presented by R. Raymond Evans and W. David Scott on April 22, 2012

Minster Evans and Scott recount the last general engagements of the Civil War with several photographs and illustrations.  Mr. Evans covers Mobile Bay and Mr. Scott Spanish Fort - 32 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: HONEST ABE AND THE WAR

Presented by Dr. Newton James (Jim) Brooks on March 27, 2012

Dr. Brook's  presentation provides insights into Lincoln's influence on the war from a southern viewpoint.  He also reveals the character of Lincoln as told by his friends and associates - 62 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

DAVID KELLEY, FORREST'S FIGHTING PREACHER

Presented by Dr. Michael R. Bradley on November 22, 2011

Dr. Bradley gives a recount of his latest published book about the David Campbell Kelley and his relationship with Nathan Bedford Forrest as a superb, trusted commander and his spiritual influence on Forrest and his cavalry - 35 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

MYTHS & LEGENDS OF NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST

Presented by Antone Heinlein on September 27, 2011

Mr. Carlyle, a Ranger at the Chattanooga-Chickamauga  National Military Park, gives  a historian's view of Forrest's myths and legends from his exploits in and around Tennessee - 35 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

SOUTHERN "FIRSTS" AND "MOSTS"

Presented by Gary Carlyle on August 24, 2011

Mr. Carlyle presents a history lesson on many Southern historical events inaccurately taught in school and credited to others. Gary is the Alabama SCV 2nd Lieutenant Commander - 50 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

CIVIL WAR MEDICINE 

Presented by Dr. R. Smith Murray on July 26, 2011

Dr. Murray uses his medical doctor's expertise to illustrate the primitive state of medicine and surgery during the Civil War - 46 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

AN ANATOMY OF CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY ORDINANCE  Presented by Charles Harris on June 28, 2011

Mr. Harris demonstrates the development of artillery ordinance in the Civil War through battlefield relics, examples and historical expertise - 50 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES

Guest speaker Dr. R. Smith Murray - June 4, 2011

Ceremonies took place at the Chattanooga Memorial Park Cemetery. Dr. Murray provided a history of the cemetery from Civil War Days. Confederate veterans buried there were honored - 35 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

LONGSTREET AT CHICKAMAUGA

Presented by Jim Ogden on April 26, 2011

Mr. Ogden is the Chief Historian at the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park.  In this presentation he provides in-depth details of James Longstreet's role in the battle - 75 Minutes long (Medium 16X9 Format)

THE GERMAN 48ers AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON LINCOLN'S ELECTION AND THE CIVIL WAR

Presented by Dr. John Avery Emison on March 22, 2011

A presentation based on Dr. Emison's book titled Lincoln Uber Alles: Dictatorship Comes to America. - 40 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

CIVIL WAR SHARPSHOOTERS

Presented by John Hitt on November 23, 2010

A history of sharpshooting in the Civil War while demonstrating both Whitworth and Target rifles used by both armies. The presentation includes several eye witness soldier accounts - 63 Minutes long (Large 16X9 Format)

THE SPENCER RIFLE

Presented by Charles S.  Harris on September 28, 2010

The story of the Spencer Rifle's entrance into the Civil War, and the story behind one Spencer Rifle found on the Chickamauga Battlefield  - 40 Minutes Long. (Large 16X9 Format)

FIGHTING JOE WHEELER: the Perfect Cavalryman

Presented by R. Raymond Evans on August 24,2010

The story of cavalryman General Joseph Wheeler from his early life through his military careers in the Confederate and U.S. Armies, political career as a U. S. Congressman and later life.  - 31 Minutes Long. (Large 16X9 Format)

IT IS A HAPPY THING TO BE OBSCURE: WOMEN AND CIVILIANS IN OCCUPIED MIDDLE TENNESSEE  Presented by Karel Lea Biggs on June 22, 2010

Ms. Biggs presentation focuses on the hardships imposed on the southern population in and around Nashville after Federal occupation.

35 Minutes Long (Large 16X9 Format).  

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 2010 

Presented by Dr. Michael R. Bradley on June 5, 2010

Dr. Bradley's presentation was entitled "We Should Not Forget Because"   

15 Minutes Long (Large 16X9 Format).  

 

THE CIVIL WAR DIARY OF WILLIAM R. DYER 

Presented by Wayne Bradshaw on May 25, 2010

Private Dyer was a member of Nathan Bedford Forrest's Escort and documented many of the General's exploits.  - 29 Minutes Long.

(Large 16X9 Format)

TWO CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY BATTERIES IN THE ARMY OF TENNESSEE

Presented by Michael "Tiny" Shuttles and David Scott November 24, 2009

The story of Marshall's Tennessee Battery and the Tennessee Light Artillery (Barry's Battery)  - 60 Minutes Long. (Large 16X9 Format)

JOHN CABELL BRECKENRIDGE: Statesman Soldier

Presented by R. Raymond Evans on October 27, 2009

The story of John Breckenridge from his early life through his career as a U.S. Senator, U.S. Vice-President and  Major General and Secretary of War in the Confederate Army - 30 Minutes Long. (Large 16X9 Format)

CONDEMNED AS UNFIT FOR SERVICE, THE STORY OF THE LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN CAVE RIFLES

Presented by Charles Harris on June 23, 2009

The story of eight Confederate rifles found in a cave on the west side of Lookout Mountain in the 1930's - 45 Minutes Long. (Small 16X9 Format)

THE UNKNOWN ROBERT E. LEE 

Presented by Dr. Paul Fuller on May 26, 2009

Dr. Fuller follows Robert E. Lee's life from birth to death and the aftermath of his life and accomplishments - 45 Minutes Long. (Small 16X9 Format)

THE REFUTATION OF SLAVERY AS THE MAIN CAUSE OF THE CIVIL WAR 

Presented by Frank Scarpino on April 28, 2009

I highly recommend this program to any person who loves American history. This program provides the actual documented causes of the Civil War - 62 Minutes Long. (Small 4X3 Format)

THE RELIGIOUS CHARACTER OF 

NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST 

Presented by Dr. Michael R. Bradley on February 24, 2009

Dr. Bradley presents the little known religious side of Forrest, the often misrepresented soldier and man - 32 Minutes Long. (Small 4x3 Format)

ORGANIZATIONAL PROBLEMS IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY

Presented by Dr. Neil Greenwood on November 25, 2008

Dr. Greenwood explains the organization problems that plagued the Confederate Army and its effectiveness - 40 Minutes Long. (Small 4X3 Format)

GERMAN INFLUENCE ON THE CIVIL WAR IN CHATTANOOGA AND NORTH GEORGIA

Presented by Raymond Evans on October  28, 2008

Mr. Evans recounts the contributions of German born commanders - 25 Minutes Long. NOTE: NO DVD AVAILABLE. THE LAST 5 MINUTES OF THE PRESENTATION WAS LOST  - 25 Minutes Long. (Small 4x3Format)

CLEBURNE AT TUNNEL HILL & RINGGOLD GAP  

Presented by R. Smith Murray on September 23, 2008

This narrative details Sherman's assault on Missionary Ridge and Cleburne's brilliant defense at Tunnel Hill and Ringgold Gap. The story is enhanced with numerous photos and maps - 50 Minutes Long. (Large 4x3 Format)

FORREST AT FORT DONELSON  

Program by Jack Hurst on August 26, 2008

Mr. Hurst, a Civil War novelist and historian, takes us through the 1862 battle that opened Tennessee to Federal occupation. Nathan Bedford Forrest's courage and exploits mark him for coming greatness as the South's prominent cavalry commander. - 45 Minutes Long. (Large 4x3Format)

A HISTORY OF CHICKAMAUGA 

Presented by John Culpepper on July 24, 2008

Mr. Culpepper, Chickamauga City Manager and Civil War Reenactor, traces Crawfish Springs during the war through the founding of Chickamauga - 32 Minutes Long. (Small 4X3 Format)

CONFEDERATE REMEMBRANCES: First Presbyterian and the War     Presentation by Pete Snyder on June 23, 2008

A historical look at Chattanooga during and after the Civil War through the eyes of the founding fathers of the First Presbyterian Church - 50 Minutes Long. (Large 4X3 Format)

TWO GREAT REBEL ARMIES  (A comparison and contrast of the Army of Tennessee with the Army of Northern Virginia)     

Presentation by Richard M. McMurry on May 27, 2008

Every wonder why the Army of Northern Virginia was more successful than the Army of Tennessee? - 50 Minutes Long (Small 4X3 Format)

HOME FIRES IN THE LINE OF FIRE 

Presented by Dr. Michael R. Bradley on February 26, 2008

Mr. Bradley, a novelist and historian, presents the deliberate Northern policy of targeting Southern civilians and Confederate prisoners of war for death - 33 Minutes Long. (Small 4X3 Format)

ROCK ISLAND FEDERAL PRISON 

Presented by Ronald E. Jones on May 22, 2007

Mr. Jones, a Civil War Historical novelist, tells the story of this infamous Northern  prison island for Confederate POW's.  Mr. Jones' great, great grandfather was a POW at this camp - 60 Minutes Long. (Large 4X3 Format)

THE WORK OF THE UDC

Presented by Jo Hill on November 27, 2007

Ms. Hill is the president of the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and explains the activities and projects regarding Southern heritage and historical preservation - 32 Minutes Long. (Small 4X3 Format)

MY FAMILY RODE WITH FORREST 

Presented by Dr. Alexander Rhoton on April 24, 2007

Dr. Rhoton recounts the stories told him in his youth by his grandmothers who were teenagers during the Civil War - 29 Minutes Long. (Small 4X3 Format)

FORREST'S ESCORT 

Presented by Dr. Michael R. Bradley on February 27, 2007

Mr. Bradley presents the little known activities of Forrest's escort and follows them through the war and afterwards until they mount their horses and ride off after their last reunion - 43 Minutes Long. (Small 4X3 Format)

CIVIL WAR UNIFORMS

Presented by William "Shack" Shackleford on August 26, 2006

Shack is the historian for N. B. Forrest Camp #3 who makes and markets replica Civil War clothing. In this presentation he shows and explains various Confederate uniforms - 47 Minutes Long. (Small 4X3 Format)

 

 

 

HISTORICAL EVENTS VIDEO PRODUCTIONS

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY 2009 

Guest Speaker: Ed Butler

Mr. Butler, former Tennessee Division SCV commander and current Finance Chairman, was the guest speaker at this year's Confederate Memorial Day Services at the Chattanooga Confederate Cemetery, June 6.  His presentation was "We Have Nothing to Apologize for" - 55 Minutes Long. (Large 16X9 Format)

BATTLE OF RESACA REENACTMENT 2007

The first 30 minutes of the presentation gives the viewer an understanding of the battle with charts and video of troop movements and explanations of each engagement of the three days of battle.  The reenactment portrays Hood's flank attack on the Federal left on the actual grounds of the engagement - 55 Minutes Long. (Large 4X3 Format)

CLEBURNE'S NIGHT ATTACK AT CHICKAMAUGA

On the second day of battle, Cleburne's division launched a late evening attack against the federal left on Chickamauga's Winfrey Field. The engagement raged through darkness resulting in many Confederate and Federal casualties from friendly fire. The tour follows Cleburne's Division on the anniversary of the battle at the same time of day. - 60 Minutes Long. (Large 4X3 Format)

SIEGE OF BRIDGEPORT 2007

Located at Bridgeport, Alabama was a strategic rail crossing on the Tennessee River. Connecting Nashville to Chattanooga, it was of strategic importance to both Federal and Confederate forces. On April 29, 1862 a skirmish ensued for possession of the bridge. - 46 Minutes Long. (Large 4X3 Format)

 

 

 

SCV VIDEO PROGRAMS

In addition to N. B. Forrest Camp 3 video programs, The SCV offers several video programs to enhance our knowledge and awareness of our Confederate heritage.  To view any of these programs, simply mouse click on the photo or program title.

All But Their Honor Ashes Graves

 

 

 

REMEMBERING THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN AUDIO PROGRAM

This audio program discusses the Battle of Franklin that took place in November 1864. The program is presented in two parts. Click on left photo (John Bell Hood, commander of Confederate forces) for part 1.  Click on right photo (John Schofield, commander Federal forces at Franklin) for part 2.

This AUDIO program is posted on Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast website. The presentations were given by historian David Fraley on December 1 and 2, 2008.

 

 

 

THE REBEL YELL

Have you ever wondered what the Rebel Yell sounded like?  History says it struck fear into Yankees as waves of screaming Rebels charged Federal lines. Historians say that the Rebel Yell is lost to history as no one alive has actually heard it.  Well, they are wrong!  We actually have a recording of a 90 year old Confederate soldier giving the Rebel Yell.  Click on the link below to hear this piece of history.  This program is courtesy of the History Publishing Company, Palasades, NY.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssLMroT2euQ

 

 

 

Thank you for viewing our video programs and library.  The Guest Speaker videos illustrate the type of historical programs we offer at our monthly meetings.  They are both educational and entertaining.  These programs are available on DVD and can be acquired by making a DONATION to support our historical restoration projects.  Each GUEST SPEAKER program is available for a minimum $18 donation.   Your DVD donation is tax deductible and includes shipping.  To acquire a DVD program, simply visit our HELP US page to order by PayPal or contact the webmaster.  Be sure to give us your address and the program(s) desired.  

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