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The Civil War (1861-1865): A History Podcast

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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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By Eddie Brown Sr - Nov 27 2019
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Very informative and well researched. It is straightforward and to the point. Great podcast.

Great podcast

By Pump doggy - Nov 21 2019
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Great and very informative podcast. Thank you for doing this!

iTunes Ratings

2534 Ratings
Average Ratings
2236
124
63
62
49

Great

By Eddie Brown Sr - Nov 27 2019
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Very informative and well researched. It is straightforward and to the point. Great podcast.

Great podcast

By Pump doggy - Nov 21 2019
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Great and very informative podcast. Thank you for doing this!

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The Civil War (1861-1865): A History Podcast

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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

#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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#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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#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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#277 VICKSBURG (Part the First)

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

Apr 29 2019

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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#80 ULYSSES S GRANT (Part the Second)

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In which we continue with our look at Ulysses S. Grant's life story, bringing him up to speed with the podcast timeline.

Jun 30 2014

42mins

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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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

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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

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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

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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

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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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#290- VICKSBURG (Part the Fourteenth)

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In which the Confederates lose the Battle of Raymond, lose the Mississippi state capital of Jackson, and Pemberton- against his own better judgement- moves out to confront Grant.

Aug 19 2019

35mins

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#289 VICKSBURG (Part the Thirteenth)

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In which we see Grant's Army of the Tennessee set out on its epic march into the interior of Mississippi, in order to cut off Vicksburg from supplies & reinforcements.

* This episode of the podcast was sponsored by Simon & Schuster, publishers of "Lincoln's Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation" by Douglas Waller. Available wherever you get your books.

Aug 11 2019

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#288 VICKSBURG (Part the Twelfth)

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In which we look at the Battle of Port Gibson, which took place on May 1, 1863, as Grant advanced inland after landing on the east side of the Mississippi River.

Aug 04 2019

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#287 VICKSBURG (Part the Eleventh)

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In which we see the Federals marching down the Louisiana side of the Mississippi River... Porter's gunboats get battered at Grand Gulf... and by the end of the show, Grant's army is finally ready to cross over to the east bank below Vicksburg.

Jul 22 2019

45mins

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#286 VICKSBURG (Part the Tenth)

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In which we turn our attention back to Ulysses S Grant, who makes the fateful decision to march his army down the west side of the Mississippi River and then cross to the east bank below the Confederate strongpoint of Vicksburg.

Jul 14 2019

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#285 VICKSBURG (Part the Ninth)

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In which we look at Banks' successful Bayou Teche Campaign in central Louisiana in the spring of 1863.

Jul 07 2019

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