He’s on the mend!

Thanks to those of you who have sent messages or emails regarding Rich’s surgery. This is us last Thursday before the procedure was done. He has had a rough time on the road of recovery since then, but he turned a corner today and is definitely on the mend. He says, “Thanks, you guys!”

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Civil War Podcast, Episode 154

STONEWALL IN THE VALLEY: CROSS KEYS & PORT REPUBLIC (Part the Second)

Chatham Roberdeau Wheat (1826-1862)

Chatham Roberdeau Wheat (1826-1862)

In which we look at the battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic, which took place at the end of Jackson’s Valley Campaign on June 8 & 9, 1862.

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Our book recommendation for this episode is “Richard S. Ewell: A Soldier’s Life” by Donald C. Pfanz.

Member Episode #34

KENTUCKY NEUTRALITY & McCLELLAN’S BUNGLING ATTEMPT AT INTERSTATE DIPLOMACY

George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885)

George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885)

In which we look at the controversy sparked by the McClellan-Buckner meetings in June, 1861.

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Civil War Podcast, Episode 153

STONEWALL IN THE VALLEY: CROSS KEYS & PORT REPUBLIC (Part the First)

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Samuel Sprigg Carroll (1832-1893)

In which we look at Carroll’s raid on Port Republic, which took place on Sunday, June 8, 1862.

Port Republic Book

Our book recommendation for this episode is “Conquering the Valley: Stonewall Jackson at Port Republic” by Robert K. Krick.

Member Episode #33

WAR BETWEEN THE NAMES

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In which we ask “What’s in a name?” The answer: A lot, when the name has to do with the war that Americans fought between 1861 and 1865.

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Civil War Podcast, Episode 152

STONEWALL IN THE VALLEY: “OUR GOD HAS BEEN MY GUIDE AND SAVED ME FROM THEIR GRASP”

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In which we see Stonewall Jackson escape the trap the Federals attempted to lay for him, and we begin to set the stage for the battles of Cross Keys & Port Republic.

Lee Lts

Our book recommendation for this episode is “Lee’s Lieutenants: A Study in Command” by Douglas Southall Freeman, a one-volume abridgement by Stephen W. Sears.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 151

STONEWALL IN THE VALLEY: The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

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In which we look at what happened after Stonewall Jackson’s victory at the First Battle of Winchester in May, 1862 during the Valley Campaign.

lens of war

Our book recommendation for this episode is “Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War,” edited by J. Matthew Gallman and Gary W. Gallagher.

Member Episode #32

ALLEGHENY ARSENAL EXPLOSION

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In which we look at the disaster at the Allegheny Arsenal in Lawrenceville, a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, that killed or mortally injured at least 78 people on September 17, 1862.

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