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Portraits of Blue & Grey: The Biographical Civil War Podcast

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Portraits of Blue & Grey, hosted by Christopher Moore, is a biographical Civil War podcast that examines the lives of the most prominent, interesting, and influential figures of the United States Civil War Era.

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Portraits of Blue & Grey, hosted by Christopher Moore, is a biographical Civil War podcast that examines the lives of the most prominent, interesting, and influential figures of the United States Civil War Era.

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Good pacing, fun anecdotes

By Dallaire's Disciple - Nov 30 2019
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And Lord of the Rings and Iliad references for good measure!

Well Done!

By fionasbabyhippo - Nov 24 2019
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A simple but well done extremely informative podcast. Can’t wait to hear more in 2020!

iTunes Ratings

149 Ratings
Average Ratings
131
12
2
1
3

Good pacing, fun anecdotes

By Dallaire's Disciple - Nov 30 2019
Read more
And Lord of the Rings and Iliad references for good measure!

Well Done!

By fionasbabyhippo - Nov 24 2019
Read more
A simple but well done extremely informative podcast. Can’t wait to hear more in 2020!
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Portraits of Blue & Grey: The Biographical Civil War Podcast

Latest release on Jan 01, 2020

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Rank #1: Episode 1: Robert E. Lee, Part 1

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 Despite his initial misgivings about secession, Robert E. Lee would come to be the figure most commonly associated with the Confederacy.  Part 1 of our portrait of Lee looks at the general's family history, childhood and education, service in the United States Army, thoughts about slavery, and decision to join the Southern rebellion. 

 Email us with any questions or comments about the show at BlueAndGreyPodcast@gmail.com.  Or visit the show's webpage at PortraitsOfBlueAndGrey.podbean.com.  

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May 12 2017

55mins

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Rank #2: Stonewall Jackson: Part 1

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Portraits of Blue & Grey: The Biographical Civil War Podcast examines the lives of the most prominent, interesting, and influential figures of the United States Civil War Era.

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Nov 05 2017

1hr 44mins

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Rank #3: Stonewall Jackson: Part 2

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Part 2 of our series on Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson begins with a review of Jackson's famous Valley Campaign, one of the most famous campaigns of not only the Civil War, but in all of American military history, and a campaign still studied by students of military strategy today.  We then turn to the Seven Days' Battles, where Stonewall had his poorest showing of the war, before concluding with Jackson's instrumental role in the Confederate victory at Second Manassas.


Thank you to all of you who have supported Portraits of Blue & Grey, whether by rating / reviewing the show on iTunes, telling a friend, or making a contribution.  And thank you also to all of you who have reached out to us by email at BlueandGreyPodcast@gmail.com.  Questions and comments are whole-heartedly encouraged!

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Dec 12 2017

1hr 34mins

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Rank #4: George Brinton McClellan, Part 2

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George Brinton McClellan left the army at the rank of captain but, upon the start of the Civil War, soon found himself a major general in overall command of all Union operations.  He was called to Washington to restore order after the disaster at First Manassas, and he built the Army of the Potomac into a first-rate fighting force.  But before long, due to his overly cautious nature, the administration began to run out of patience.  In the Spring of 1862, he took his army to the Virginia Peninsula for an assault on Richmond from the southeast.  On the Peninsula, he encountered an adversary able to expose his weaknesses in Robert E. Lee.  

If you have any questions or comments about the show, email us at blueandgreypodcast@gmail.com. 

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Mar 28 2018

1hr 31mins

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Rank #5: Episode 2: Ulysses S. Grant, Part 1

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 Part 1 of our Portrait of U.S. Grant examines Grant's early life, time at West Point and in the Mexican-American War, tough circumstances before the beginning of the Civil War, and the start of his rise to prominence following victories at Belmont and Fts. Henry and Donnelson.

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Jun 21 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #6: George Brinton McClellan, Part 3

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After the failure on the Peninsula, it appeared that McClellan would lose his command.  But, things changed after the disaster that was Second Manassas, and McClellan was restored over the protests of Lincoln's cabinet.  After the indecisive victory at Antietam, McClellan refused to press his advantage, and President Lincoln determined that the time had come to place the Army of the Potomac under new leadership.  A general without a command, McClellan was recruited into Democratic politics and made an unsuccessful run for the presidency in 1864.

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May 04 2018

1hr 45mins

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Rank #7: Stonewall Jackson: Part 3

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Following the success at Second Manassas, Stonewall Jackson finally gets the northern invasion for which he has been lobbying since the Civil War began.  The bloody draw at Antietam precedes the quiet Fall of 1862.  Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville bring rebel victories, but the Confederacy pays a high price for the latter - the loss of the Army of Northern Virginia's spiritual leader.  Stonewall Jackson's untimely death only further cements his status as a legend after the war.


Email us with any questions or comments about the show at BlueAndGreyPodcast@gmail.com.

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Jan 21 2018

1hr 34mins

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Rank #8: Episode 2: Ulysses S. Grant, Part 3

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Part 3 of our portrait of Ulysses Grant sees Grant come to the rescue in Chattanooga before being summoned east for his showdown with Robert E. Lee. Email us with any questions or comments about the show at BlueAndGreyPodcast@gmail.com.

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Aug 30 2017

2hr 10mins

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Rank #9: Episode 2: Ulysses S. Grant, Part 2

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Grant from Shiloh to Vicksburg.

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Jul 21 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #10: George Brinton McClellan, Part 1

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George McClellan is one of the most oft-criticized figures from the Civil War, but has he been treated fairly?  Our series on "Little Mac" will look at the important contributions McClellan made to the Union war effort but also point out his failures.  In part 1, we examine his childhood, time at West Point and academic prowess, service in Mexico, observatory trip to the Crimean War, and career as a railroad executive.  With the outbreak of war in 1861, McClellan is compelled to return to the U.S. Army.  Most of his friends are Southerners, but George McClellan believes that preservation of the Union is worth fighting for.

Email us at blueandgreypodcast@gmail.com with any questions or comments about the show.

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Feb 27 2018

59mins

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