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Ex-Confederates and Post-Civil War Pardons
Author and former jurist Frank Williams looked at the question facing Union leaders in the post-war era: Should ex-Confederates receive pardons? He discussed President Andrew Johnson’s lenient approach after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. He also talked about the cases of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis and General Robert E. Lee — both of whom avoided prosecution — as well as that of Henry Wirz, the Andersonville prison commander who was executed. This program was from the annual Lincoln Forum symposium.

Farmweek | Off The Highway – MSU Library | September 13, 2018

Farmweek | Off The Highway – MSU Library | September 13, 2018
In this week’s Farmweek feature, we’re pleased to premiere a new segment, created especially for all those who enjoy discovering those hidden gems out on the road! In this first episode, we explore a couple of unsung places on the Mississippi State University campus. Zac Ashmore takes us “Off the Highway.”

Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided?
One hundred and fifty years after the outbreak of the Civil War, a panel of historians debated whether or not the war could have been avoided. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Frank Williams moderated. “Could the War Have Been Avoided?” was a Thursday panel at the 15th annual Lincoln Forum, “The Coming of the Civil War: Enter Lincoln, Exit the South,” held at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg.

Still from Grant Presidential Library video by Mississippi State University.

Grant Presidential Library
Perhaps no state did more to advance and propel the career of Ulysses S. Grant than Mississippi. Thus, it stands to reason that his memoirs are housed at Mississippi State – one of only six universities in the country to host a presidential library.