Archive

Below is an archive of every episode of the American Military Podcast, ordered chronologically for your enjoyment.

Episode 017

The Battle of Nassau

A Revolutionary War battle in the Bahamas? Yes, it happened during the Battle of Nassau. But was it actually an order to be followed? Or an "interpretation" of the orders given? We'll discuss in this week's episode.

Episode 016

Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge

While the American forces in Canada were preparing for and executing their retreat, tensions between Patriots and Loyalists flared once again in North Carolina.

Episode 015

Benedict Arnold in Quebec – Part II

Benedict Arnold and Richard Montgomery make their assault on the fortified city of Quebec in December of 1775. Indecision and poor leadership from Arnold's forces will cost them the battle.

Episode 014

Benedict Arnold in Quebec – Part I

Benedict Arnold may be remembered as a famous traitor, but before that he was an accomplished military commander for Colonial forces. George Washington himself gave Arnold his command and set him loose to take the Canadian city of Quebec.

Episode 013

Snow Campaign & The Battle of Great Cane Brake

The southern colonies first major taste of war was the Snow Campaign, which included over of 3,000 Patriot militia in South Carolina led by Colonel Richard Richardson, who was tasked to drive out British loyalists from the South Carolina Backcountry

Episode 012

The Battle of Great Bridge & The Burning of Norfolk

The Southern Theater of the Revolutionary War had several interesting events taking place from the fall of 1775 until the first part of 1776. Today we'll talk about two of those events: The Battle of Great Bridge and the burning of Norfolk, VA

Episode 011

The Fourteenth Colony & Ninety Six, SC

The "Fourteenth Colony" or Canada, was a focus of the second Continental Congress to prevent invasion from the North by the British. It was decided that a two-fold expedition be sent to secure the area. Meanwhile, in South Carolina, Loyalist and Patriot tension finally comes to a head.

Episode 010

Desertion in the Revolutionary War

Just how bad was the rate of desertion in the Revolutionary War? Strangely enough both horrible conditions and enlistment bonuses contributed to the desertion rate.

Episode 009

The Battle of Bunker Hill – Part II

Colonial Generals Israel Putnam and William Prescott clash forces with British Generals Howe and Pigot, culminating in an almost pyrrhic British victory.

Episode 008

The Battle of Bunker Hill – Part I

The Battle of Bunker Hill (which actually took place on Breed's Hill) is a battle fought near Boston, Massachusetts, on June 17th, 1775 between the Americans, led by Colonels Putnam and Prescott, and the British led by Generals Howe and Clinton.

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