Civil War

Episode 146

Seven Days Battle

Seven Days of fighting in late June and early July would change the face of the Civil War - as Robert E Lee assumed command of the Confederates and launched an offensive against the Union forces surrounding Richmond

Episode 144

Hanover Courthouse & Seven Pines

Back over in the Virginia Peninsula Campaign, we'll talk about the battle that brings Robert E Lee into command of the Confederate army

Episode 143

Stonewall Jackon’s Valley Campaign

In the spring/summer of 1862 - Stonewall Jackson lead an audacious and stunning campaign that propelled him to military fame in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. In this episode, we'll cover that entire campaign!

Episode 142

How can I draw my sword upon Virginia?

Let's jump over from Mississippi to Virginia to talk a little bit about the Peninsula Captain of the Civil War.

Episode 141

The Siege of Corinth

With both sides still reeling from Shiloh - the Union army advances on the retreating Confederate army with hopes of capturing both it - and the railroad junctions at Cornith

Episode 140

The Battle of Shiloh

Shiloh means "Place of Peace" in Hebrew - which was a complete misnomer for two days in April of 1862 as the Union and Confederate armies slugged it out in what was the first "great battle" of the 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