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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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2650 Ratings
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Civil War in detail!

By Mills Family <3 - Jan 19 2020
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Wow! I recently watched Ken Burns documentary on the Civil War. I appreciated alll the back stories of the political and military leaders as well as the soldiers. This podcast takes the Civil War to a new level. It’s the best comprehensive review of every detail of the war. I had no idea how the Mexican-American War influenced the Civil War. That’s just one of many examples that the Podcast covers. I’m on #22 and can’t wait for the next 300+!

Great source material

By Chuck Finley.420 - Dec 06 2019
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Straightforward and clear. They indicate their sources and encourage the listeners to explore them.

iTunes Ratings

2650 Ratings
Average Ratings
2336
132
66
66
50

Civil War in detail!

By Mills Family <3 - Jan 19 2020
Read more
Wow! I recently watched Ken Burns documentary on the Civil War. I appreciated alll the back stories of the political and military leaders as well as the soldiers. This podcast takes the Civil War to a new level. It’s the best comprehensive review of every detail of the war. I had no idea how the Mexican-American War influenced the Civil War. That’s just one of many examples that the Podcast covers. I’m on #22 and can’t wait for the next 300+!

Great source material

By Chuck Finley.420 - Dec 06 2019
Read more
Straightforward and clear. They indicate their sources and encourage the listeners to explore them.
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The Civil War (1861-1865): A History Podcast

Latest release on Jan 20, 2020

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A history podcast in which Rich &amp; 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: #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 #5: #298 GETTYSBURG (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: #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

27mins

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Rank #7: #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 #8: #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 #9: #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 #10: #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

40mins

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Rank #11: #18 LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATES (Part the First)

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In which we give the background to the famous Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858, and then we start in on the debates themselves.

Mar 26 2013

31mins

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Rank #12: #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

33mins

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Rank #13: #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 #14: #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

14mins

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Rank #15: #274 DEATH OF STONEWALL JACKSON

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In which we look at the wounding and death of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863).

Apr 01 2019

35mins

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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: #158 SEVEN DAYS' BATTLES: OAK GROVE AND MECHANICSVILLE

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In which we discuss the first two battles of the Seven Days' Campaign, Oak Grove (June 25, 1862) and Mechanicsville (June 26). 

Jul 18 2016

42mins

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Rank #18: #100 MUSIC SPECIAL: Songs of the Civil War

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In which we celebrate our one hundreth episode with a music special featuring over twenty songs that were popular during the Civil War.

Dec 07 2014

1hr 32mins

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Rank #19: #187 ANTIETAM (Part the Second)

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In which we continue to set the stage for the Battle of Antietam, which took place on September 17, 1862.

Mar 20 2017

33mins

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Rank #20: #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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#309- GETTYSBURG (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

22mins

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#308- GETTYSBURG (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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#307- GETTYSBURG (Part the Eleventh)

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In which we cover the action at Second Winchester (and Stephenson's Depot) on June 13-15, 1863.

Jan 06 2020

19mins

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#306- GETTYSBURG (Part the Tenth)

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In which we get Ewell into the Valley and set the stage for the Second Battle of Winchester.

Dec 30 2019

22mins

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#305- GETTYSBURG (Part the Ninth)

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In which we finish up our discussion of the Battle of Brandy Station, which took place on June 9, 1863.

Dec 23 2019

30mins

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#304- GETTYSBURG (Part the Eighth)

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In which we look at the start of the action at the Battle of Brandy Station on June 9, 1863.

Dec 09 2019

27mins

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#303- GETTYSBURG (Part the Seventh)

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In which Joe Hooker decides to do something about the concentration of rebel cavalry under Jeb Stuart at Culpeper.

Dec 02 2019

33mins

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#302 GETTYSBURG (Part the Sixth)

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In which the armies start to move. Well, one of the armies starts to move.

Nov 25 2019

24mins

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#301 GETTYSBURG (Part the Fifth)

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In which we turn our attention to the Army of the Potomac and the troubles in its high command after the fiasco at Chancellorsville.

Nov 18 2019

22mins

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#300 GETTYSBURG (Part the Fourth)

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In which we look at Robert E Lee's reorganization of the Army of Northern Virginia prior to the start of the Gettysburg Campaign.

Nov 11 2019

30mins

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#299 GETTYSBURG (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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#298 GETTYSBURG (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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#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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#296 VICKSBURG (Part the Twentieth)

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In which Sherman scares off Johnston, Gardner surrenders Port Hudson to Banks, and we wrap-up the Vicksburg story arc.

Oct 06 2019

35mins

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#295 VICKSBURG (Part the Nineteenth)

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In which we see John Pemberton surrender Vicksburg to Ulysses S Grant on July 4, 1863, ending the forty-seven day siege.

Sep 29 2019

31mins

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#294 VICKSBURG (Part the Eighteenth)

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In which we look at Confederate efforts to aid Pemberton and the besieged Vicksburg garrison.

Sep 23 2019

34mins

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#293 VICKSBURG (Part the Seventeenth)

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In which we look at Federal siege operations at Vicksburg, May-June 1863.

Sep 16 2019

30mins

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#292 VICKSBURG (Part the Sixteenth)

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In which we look at Grant's failed attacks on Vicksburg on May 19 & 22, 1863.

Sep 08 2019

39mins

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#291- VICKSBURG (Part the Fifteenth)

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In which we look at the decisive clash of the Vicksburg Campaign- the Battle of Champion Hill, which took place on May 16, 1863.

Aug 26 2019

28mins

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BONUS: Grierson Saves Sherman

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In which we slip in a plug for joining the Strawfoot Brigade while sharing the story of how Benjamin Grierson saved William Tecumseh Sherman's life at Fort Sill in 1871. 

Aug 25 2019

7mins

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iTunes Ratings

2650 Ratings
Average Ratings
2336
132
66
66
50

Civil War in detail!

By Mills Family <3 - Jan 19 2020
Read more
Wow! I recently watched Ken Burns documentary on the Civil War. I appreciated alll the back stories of the political and military leaders as well as the soldiers. This podcast takes the Civil War to a new level. It’s the best comprehensive review of every detail of the war. I had no idea how the Mexican-American War influenced the Civil War. That’s just one of many examples that the Podcast covers. I’m on #22 and can’t wait for the next 300+!

Great source material

By Chuck Finley.420 - Dec 06 2019
Read more
Straightforward and clear. They indicate their sources and encourage the listeners to explore them.