Jonathan Jones, the Richards Center’s inaugural postdoctoral Fellow in Civil War History, appeared on C-SPAN’s American History TV in October. He discussed his research into America’s first opioid crisis, which afflicted numerous veterans of the Civil War. Addicted to opium and morphine as a result of medical treatments during the war, many veterans suffered for decades following the conflict. Dr. Jones’s talk was hosted by the Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech University. You can view his talk here.