Civil War

Episode 139

Merrimack (Virginia) vs Monitor

In this episode we learn about the famous naval battle between the Virginia and the Monitor - oh you thought it was the Merrimack? You're both right and wrong. Tune in to find out the details.

Episode 138

Scott’s Anaconda don’t want none…

This week we'll talk about Winfield's Scott's retirement, his impact on the soldiers of the Civil War (based upon his experiences in the Mexican American War) and his final plan that was implemented the Anaconda Plan - as well as three naval battles in North & South Carolina and Lousiana that resulted as a part of that plan. 

Episode 137

McClellan’s Reign & Ball’s Bluff

Lincoln brings in his third "man of destiny" with George McClellan - who actually does some good - but not without conflict from his former mentor Winfield Scott

Episode 136

Wilson’s Creek and Lincoln’s Command Woes – CW Pt 5

After Manassas Lincoln faced several "interesting" command choices in Kentucky and Missouri - and we also see what happens at the battle of Wilson's Creek

Episode 135

The Fire is Light… Battle of Manassas / Bull Run – CW Pt 4

The fire has been light, and American history will change forever. Union and Confederate troops converge at Manassas Junction

Episode 134

3 Sparks to Light the Fire – Civil War Pt 3

This week's episode moves us closer to the first major battle of the Civil War - Bull Run/First Manasas, but did you know that Bull Run wasn't exactly the first battle of the war? You'll learn which one was this week.

Episode 133

Fort Sumter Fallout & Army Organization – Civil War Pt 2

The short 2 months (ish) period after Fort Sumter brought with it A LOT of action is gearing up for the war on both sides. We'll talk about those as well as how the armies were organized and how some of those organizations have made it into the modern day armed forces

Episode 132

The Coming Storm – Civil War: Part 1

We discuss the causes and some triggering actions for the start of the Civil War and discuss the siege of Fort Sumter