Rank #1: #258 CHANCELLORSVILLE (Part the First)
In which we begin our coverage of the Battle of Chancellorsville, which took place in Virginia during the first week of May 1863.
Rank #2: #277 VICKSBURG (Part the First)
In which start to look at the background to the Vicksburg Campaign.
Rank #3: #03 MISSOURI COMPROMISE
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.
Rank #4: #228 FREDERICKSBURG (Part the First)
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).
Rank #5: #274 DEATH OF STONEWALL JACKSON
In which we look at the wounding and death of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863).
Rank #6: #186 SOUTH MOUNTAIN (Part the Fourth) / ANTIETAM (Part the First)
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).
Rank #7: #111 SHILOH (Part the First)
In which we start to set the stage for the Battle of Shiloh, which took place on April 6-7, 1862.
Rank #8: #04 NULLIFICATION CRISIS
In which we discuss the Tariff of Abominations, the Nullification Crisis of 1832/33, and we wonder who had the pre-Civil War era's most impressive head of hair: John C Calhoun or Andrew Jackson. Plus, Manifest Destiny beckons & we set the stage for the war with Mexico in 1846.
Rank #9: #138 STONEWALL JACKSON (Part the First)
In which we start look at Confederate general Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson's story.
Rank #10: #52 FIRST MANASSAS (Part the First)
In which we set the stage for the beginning of the campaign that culminates with the First Battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861.
Rank #11: #287 VICKSBURG (Part the Eleventh)
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.
Rank #12: #05 MEXICAN WAR (Part the First)
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.
Rank #13: #240 STONES RIVER (Part the First)
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.
Rank #14: #278 VICKSBURG (Part the Second)
In which we continue to look at the background to the Vicksburg Campaign.
Rank #15: #158 SEVEN DAYS' BATTLES: OAK GROVE AND MECHANICSVILLE
In which we discuss the first two battles of the Seven Days' Campaign, Oak Grove (June 25, 1862) and Mechanicsville (June 26).
Rank #16: #100 MUSIC SPECIAL: Songs of the Civil War
In which we celebrate our one hundreth episode with a music special featuring over twenty songs that were popular during the Civil War.
Rank #17: #79 ULYSSES S GRANT (Part the First)
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.
Rank #18: #157 LEE TAKES COMMAND
In which we set the stage for the Seven Days' Battles (June 25- July 1, 1862) by looking at Jefferson Davis's decision to put Robert E. Lee in command of the Confederate army defending Richmond.
Rank #19: #187 ANTIETAM (Part the Second)
In which we continue to set the stage for the Battle of Antietam, which took place on September 17, 1862.
Rank #20: #243 STONES RIVER (Part the Fourth)
In which we continue to tell the story of the Battle of Stones River, which took place outside of Murfreesboro, Tennessee from December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863.