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American Military History Podcast

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Join amateur military historian podcaster Justin Johnson as he covers the military history of America in the American Military History Podcast. Covering America’s Military History from the Revolutionary War through current day conflicts. New episodes release every Thursday. Subscribe on iTunes to stay up to date.

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Join amateur military historian podcaster Justin Johnson as he covers the military history of America in the American Military History Podcast. Covering America’s Military History from the Revolutionary War through current day conflicts. New episodes release every Thursday. Subscribe on iTunes to stay up to date.

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Please come back

By USAFCCF - Oct 21 2019
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I hope this podcast returns at some point as I find it very good to listen to.

Great podcast

By Mo poppins - Aug 14 2019
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I just wish I had been listening as the podcast was running.

iTunes Ratings

741 Ratings
Average Ratings
627
64
20
17
13

Please come back

By USAFCCF - Oct 21 2019
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I hope this podcast returns at some point as I find it very good to listen to.

Great podcast

By Mo poppins - Aug 14 2019
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I just wish I had been listening as the podcast was running.
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American Military History Podcast

Latest release on Apr 25, 2019

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Join amateur military historian podcaster Justin Johnson as he covers the military history of America in the American Military History Podcast. Covering America’s Military History from the Revolutionary War through current day conflicts. New episodes release every Thursday. Subscribe on iTunes to stay up to date.

Rank #1: The Coming Storm – Civil War: Part 1

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

Jan 18 2018

54mins

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Rank #2: Battle of Yorktown – Part I

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In what many consider the final battle of the Revolutionary War, George Washington faces off against Charles Cornwallis in Yorktown, VA

Nov 03 2016

37mins

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Rank #3: The USS Constitution

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As the oldest ship in the American Navy, the USS Constitution deserves a special place in military history. She's seen duty from the Barbary Wars to the Civil War, and she's still around today. For our 100th episode, we'll take a look at her history.

May 18 2017

1hr 35mins

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Rank #4: Military Tactics and Technology of the 1700s

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As we near one of the first major military confrontations and the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Before we get there, it’s important for us to understand how the militaries of the time fight and what technologies they use. In this brief interlude, we’ll discuss these technologies and tactics.

Jul 16 2015

19mins

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Rank #5: Boston Massacre Fallout, Gaspee Affair and the Boston Tea Party

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After the events labelled as the Boston Massacre, we see an American population growing weary of taxation without representation. The burning of the Gaspee and the Boston Tea Party are two examples of physical protest against British taxation of the colonies.

Jul 09 2015

23mins

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Rank #6: War of 1812 Part I – Overview

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We're starting our multi-week discussion on the War of 1812 with an overview of the war, it's causes, and several facts & beliefs about the war.

Feb 09 2017

32mins

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Rank #7: Andrew Jackson Invades Florida

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In our final episode on the First Seminole Wars, we learn about Andrew Jackson's invasions of East and West Florida.

Jun 15 2017

32mins

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Rank #8: The Battle of Shiloh

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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

Jul 04 2018

1hr 32mins

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Rank #9: Fort Sumter Fallout & Army Organization – Civil War Pt 2

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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

Feb 01 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: Battle of Yorktown Pt II & War Wrap-up

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We'll discuss the surrender at Yorktown, and how Cornwallis didn't even show, instead he delegated it. As well as move into an overview of the American and British performance in the War of American Independence, our last episode, on the Revolutionary War

Nov 10 2016

33mins

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Rank #11: Intro to the First Seminole War

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Our intro to the First Seminole War which has Andrew Jackson invading Spanish owned Florida chasing runaway slaves.

May 25 2017

33mins

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Rank #12: The Fire is Light… Battle of Manassas / Bull Run – CW Pt 4

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

Mar 01 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #13: The Black Hawk War Begins

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This week begins a bloody, but brief 15 week engagement between American forces and Sauk and Fox Native Americans living in Illionios

Aug 17 2017

33mins

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Rank #14: Tarleton v Morgan – The Battle of Cowpens, Part II

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This week we continue our discussion on the Battle of Cowpens and we see what happens when an over eager Tarletan engages a poised and ready Daniel Morgan.

Sep 08 2016

42mins

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Rank #15: The Battle of Saratoga – Part I

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The Battle of Saratoga would result from Burgoyne's maneuvering of his troops in an advance on Albany NY, but in his way stood Horatio Gates, who had just recently relieved Phillip Schuyler of his command.

Mar 17 2016

24mins

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Rank #16: The Cherokee War of 1776

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In the year 1776, the United States of America actually had TWO wars going on: The Revolutionary and the Cherokee war. We'll focus this week on the initial Cherokee offensive strategy

Nov 24 2016

27mins

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Rank #17: Treaty of Ghent & The Battle of New Orleans

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The Treaty of Ghent ended the war in December of 1814, however the last major battle of the war didn't occur until January 8 of 1815 in New Orleans with American forces under command of Andrew Jackson

May 11 2017

39mins

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Rank #18: The Return of Daniel Morgan – Battle of Cowpens, Part I

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We start our discussion on the Battle of Cowpens this week with the return of one of our favorite Patriot commanders: Daniel Morgan. We'll also discuss both Greene's and Cornwallis's plans for the south following the battle of Kings Mountain.

Sep 01 2016

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Rank #19: The Mexican-American War – Annexation of Texas & Battle of Palo Alto

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To understand the Mexican War, we have to start out with some politics and learn why Mexico was upset about losing Texas to the United States, and we'll learn that the dispute really focused on one thing...land.

Sep 07 2017

39mins

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Rank #20: Spying During the Revolutionary War – Part I

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There have been TV series and movies that centered around covert activities or spying during the Revolutionary War. What actually happened that you should be aware of?

Dec 03 2015

29mins

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Lee’s Special Order and South Mountain

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Robert E Lee and Special Order 191 and 3 "Gap" battles at the Battle of South Mountain

Apr 25 2019

25mins

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Author Interview: Veronica Kirin – Stories of Elders

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Interview with Amazon Best Selling Author Veronica Kirin and her book: Stories of Elders

Dec 26 2018

1hr 9mins

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Second Battle of Bull Run (Part 2)

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We continue our conversations of day 2 and day of Second Bull Run / Second Manassas and talk about the fallout of the battle.

Dec 10 2018

58mins

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Second Battle of Bull Run (Pt I)

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We return to Manassas for "round 2" with the second Battle of Bull Run / Manassas

Nov 19 2018

29mins

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Seven Days Battle

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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

Oct 25 2018

30mins

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Robert E. Lee

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Let's take a look at the life of the Confederate General Robert E Lee

Oct 11 2018

1hr 7mins

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Hanover Courthouse & Seven Pines

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

Aug 31 2018

40mins

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Stonewall Jackon’s Valley Campaign

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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!

Aug 16 2018

1hr 10mins

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How can I draw my sword upon Virginia?

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

Aug 02 2018

33mins

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The Siege of Corinth

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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

Jul 19 2018

43mins

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The Battle of Shiloh

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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

Jul 04 2018

1hr 32mins

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Merrimack (Virginia) vs Monitor

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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.

May 24 2018

52mins

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Scott’s Anaconda don’t want none…

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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.

May 03 2018

42mins

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McClellan’s Reign & Ball’s Bluff

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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

Apr 19 2018

49mins

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

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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

Mar 16 2018

50mins

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

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

Mar 01 2018

1hr 6mins

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3 Sparks to Light the Fire – Civil War Pt 3

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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.

Feb 15 2018

41mins

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Fort Sumter Fallout & Army Organization – Civil War Pt 2

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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

Feb 01 2018

1hr 5mins

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The Coming Storm – Civil War: Part 1

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

Jan 18 2018

54mins

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Introducing American History Tellers

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Every part of your life can be traced to our shared history, but how well do you know the real stories of our nation? American History Tellers takes you to the events, times, and the people that shaped America and Americans, and they’ll show you how American history affected the people that lived before you, and affects you today.

Jan 03 2018

10mins

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iTunes Ratings

741 Ratings
Average Ratings
627
64
20
17
13

Please come back

By USAFCCF - Oct 21 2019
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I hope this podcast returns at some point as I find it very good to listen to.

Great podcast

By Mo poppins - Aug 14 2019
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I just wish I had been listening as the podcast was running.