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A history podcast in which Rich & Tracy weave together a chronological narrative of the Civil War era. Visit us at www.civilwarpodcast.org

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A history podcast in which Rich & Tracy weave together a chronological narrative of the Civil War era. Visit us at www.civilwarpodcast.org

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Great podcast

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I recently discovered this excellent podcast. Informative and interesting. Highly recommended.

What

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Lank254 so you support slavery?

iTunes Ratings

2976 Ratings
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158
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Great podcast

By Psumm - May 18 2020
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I recently discovered this excellent podcast. Informative and interesting. Highly recommended.

What

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Lank254 so you support slavery?
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The Civil War (1861-1865): A History Podcast

Latest release on Jun 21, 2020

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A history podcast in which Rich & Tracy weave together a chronological narrative of the Civil War era. Visit us at www.civilwarpodcast.org

Rank #1: #297 GETTYSBURG (Part the First)

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In which we kick-off the Gettysburg story arc.

Oct 20 2019

26mins

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Rank #2: #277 VICKSBURG (Part the First)

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In which start to look at the background to the Vicksburg Campaign.

Apr 29 2019

24mins

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Rank #3: #258 CHANCELLORSVILLE (Part the First)

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In which we begin our coverage of the Battle of Chancellorsville, which took place in Virginia during the first week of May 1863.

Nov 19 2018

25mins

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Rank #4: #315- BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (Part the First)

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In which we find out it was the roads (of course) that brought the armies to Gettysburg. Plus, John Buford!

Mar 16 2020

37mins

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Rank #5: #298 GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN (Part the Second)

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In which we look at the May 15, 1863 conference in Richmond attended by Jefferson Davis, James Seddon, and Robert E Lee.

Oct 28 2019

31mins

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Rank #6: #228 FREDERICKSBURG (Part the First)

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In which we look at Abraham Lincoln's need for a military victory to sustain emancipation as a war aim, and how that led to Burnside's winter offensive and the Battle of Fredericksburg (Virginia).

Mar 19 2018

26mins

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Rank #7: #21 LINCOLN AT COOPER UNION

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In which we take a look at the important February 1860 speech in New York City that helped catapult Abraham Lincoln to the White House.

Apr 15 2013

28mins

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Rank #8: #111 SHILOH (Part the First)

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In which we start to set the stage for the Battle of Shiloh, which took place on April 6-7, 1862.

Mar 23 2015

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Rank #9: #52 FIRST MANASSAS (Part the First)

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In which we set the stage for the beginning of the campaign that culminates with the First Battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861.

Dec 01 2013

36mins

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Rank #10: #138 STONEWALL JACKSON (Part the First)

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In which we start look at Confederate general Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson's story.

Jan 11 2016

37mins

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Rank #11: #278 VICKSBURG (Part the Second)

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In which we continue to look at the background to the Vicksburg Campaign.

May 06 2019

48mins

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Rank #12: #299 GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN (Part the Third)

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In which we look at Robert E Lee's reasons for launching an offensive strike north into Pennsylvania in the summer of 1863. 

Nov 04 2019

35mins

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Rank #13: #186 SOUTH MOUNTAIN (Part the Fourth) / ANTIETAM (Part the First)

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In which we wrap-up our discussion of the Battle of South Mountain (which took place on September 14, 1862) and start to set the stage for the Battle of Antietam (which took place on September 17, 1862).  

Mar 13 2017

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Rank #14: #23 SECESSION FEVER

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In which we look at how seven southern states withdrew from the Union between Abraham Lincoln's election and his inauguration.  We answer the question: What was behind the secession of these states?

May 06 2013

25mins

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Rank #15: #101 PEA RIDGE (Part the First)

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In which we set the stage for the Battle of Pea Ridge, which took place in northwest Arkansas on March 7-8, 1862.

Dec 15 2014

30mins

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Rank #16: #240 STONES RIVER (Part the First)

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In which we start to set the stage for the Battle of Stones River, which took place outside of Murfreesboro, Tennessee from December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863.

Jun 17 2018

24mins

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Rank #17: #06 MEXICAN WAR (Part the Second)

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In which we continue our discussion of America's war with Mexico. We talk about the military action in California & New Mexico, then cover a battle in Congress over something called the Wilmot Proviso. Finally, we move back down to the Rio Grande, where Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey and then wins the hard-fought Battle of Buena Vista in February 1847.

Dec 24 2012

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Rank #18: #05 MEXICAN WAR (Part the First)

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In which we look at how tensions rose along the U.S.'s southern border, and then discuss how hostilities with Mexico commenced in April 1846.

Dec 17 2012

20mins

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Rank #19: #03 MISSOURI COMPROMISE

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In which we take a look at the crisis surrounding Missouri's admission into the Union as a slave state, and Henry Clay's pivotal role in brokering the ensuing compromise in 1820. 

Dec 03 2012

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Rank #20: #79 ULYSSES S GRANT (Part the First)

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In which we set out to tell Ulysses S. Grant's life story and bring it up to speed with the point where we find ourselves on the podcast timeline- November, 1861.

Jun 21 2014

32mins

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#327- BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (Part the Thirteenth)

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In which we see more units from both armies arrive on the field- Howard's Eleventh Corps for the Federals and Rodes' Division of Ewell's Corps for the Confederates.

Jun 21 2020

22mins

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#326- BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (Part the Twelfth)

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In which we look at what Robert E Lee was up to on July 1, 1863.

Jun 08 2020

29mins

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#325- BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (Part the Eleventh)

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In which we look at George Meade's activities June 28-July 1.

Jun 01 2020

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#324- BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (Part the Tenth)

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In which we look at the fight at the railroad cut on the morning of July 1, 1863.

May 26 2020

39mins

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#323- BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (Part the Ninth)

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In which the entire right side of the Federal line, north of the Chambersburg Pike, collapses when attacked by Joe Davis's brigade of Confederates.

May 11 2020

37mins

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#322- BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (Part the Eighth)

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In which the hard-charging Iron Brigade drives Archer's Confederates out of the Herbst woodlot.

May 04 2020

31mins

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#321- BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (Part the Seventh)

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In which we see the first Federal infantry arrive on the battlefield, just in the nick of time.

Apr 26 2020

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#320- BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (Part the Sixth)

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In which we do some myth-busting, looking at stories about shoes, Spencers, and sharpshooters.

Apr 20 2020

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#319- BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (Part the Fifth)

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In which we examine John Reynolds' key role in bringing about a battle at Gettysburg.

Apr 13 2020

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#318- BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (Part the Fourth)

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In which we evaluate John Buford's performance in carrying out his covering force action on the morning of July 1, 1863 outside Gettysburg.

Apr 06 2020

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#317- BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (Part the Third)

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In which John Buford buys time for the Federal infantry to arrive on the scene.

Mar 30 2020

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#316- BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (Part the Second)

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In which Harry Heth runs into real, live Yankee soldiers on the road to Gettysburg.

Mar 22 2020

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#315- BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (Part the First)

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In which we find out it was the roads (of course) that brought the armies to Gettysburg. Plus, John Buford!

Mar 16 2020

37mins

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#314- GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN (Part the Eighteenth)

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In which the armies move toward a collision.

Mar 09 2020

33mins

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#313- GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN (Part the Seventeenth)

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In which turn our attention back to the Army of the Potomac and find that Hooker is out and Meade is in.

Mar 02 2020

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#312- GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN (Part the Sixteenth)

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In which the Confederates push deeper into Pennsylvania as Ewell's Corps approaches the Susquehanna River on two fronts (at Wrightsville and by way of Carlisle).

Feb 24 2020

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#311- GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN (Part the Fifteenth)

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In which Jubal Early visits Gettysburg on June 26, 1863.

Feb 03 2020

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#310- GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN (Part the Fourteenth)

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In which the Confederates plunder their way up the Cumberland Valley after entering Pennsylvania.

Jan 27 2020

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#309- GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN (Part the Thirteenth)

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In which we find Hooker marking time below the Potomac, Lee orders Ewell to move north into Pennsylvania, and we wonder Jeb Stuart was allowed to ride off, away from the Army of Northern Virginia.

Jan 20 2020

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#308- GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN (Part the Twelfth)

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In which Hooker finally moves the Army of the Potomac... we look at several cavalry clashes in the Loudon Valley... and Tracy sees how many different ways she can pronounce "Susquehanna."

Jan 13 2020

33mins

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iTunes Ratings

2976 Ratings
Average Ratings
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158
80
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60

Great podcast

By Psumm - May 18 2020
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I recently discovered this excellent podcast. Informative and interesting. Highly recommended.

What

By jonclone - Apr 23 2020
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Lank254 so you support slavery?