Civil War Podcast, Episode 201

EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION (Part the First)

Frederick Douglass (1818?- 1895)

In which we begin to trace the evolution of the federal government’s ideas & policies about slavery & emancipation during the Civil War.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South” by Bruce Levine.

Members Episode #55

SHEPHERDSTOWN: LAST CLASH OF THE 1862 MARYLAND CAMPAIGN

In which we look at the fighting at Boteler’s Ford on the Potomac River, near Shepherdstown, Virginia on September 19 & 20, 1862.

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Civil War Podcast, Episode 200

ANTIETAM (Epilogue) & EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION (Prologue)

President Lincoln visiting George McClellan at the general’s headquarters on October 4, 1862. Visible in the lower left is a captured Confederate battle flag.

In which we look at the aftermath of the 1862 Maryland Campaign, and we set the stage for our discussion of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “Lincoln’s Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union” by Louis P. Masur.

Good News and Bad News…

We’re moved! And so are our thirty-one boxes of Civil War books. Soooo many books. We’re very glad the move is over and we’re in our new place, but we did want to let you guys know that I (Rich) recently found out that I have a detached retina and will be having surgery to repair it. The doctor wanted to do the surgery right away, last week, but with the move that wasn’t going to work, so it will be later this week instead. Unfortunately, that means you will have to wait a bit longer for Episode #200. Sorry!

Civil War Podcast, Episode 199

ANTIETAM (Part the Fourteenth)

Confederate dead on east side of the Hagerstown Pike, near the hill where the visitor center is located today, with the photographer looking toward the Dunker Church.

In which we wrap-up our discussion of the Battle of Antietam, which took place on September 17, 1862.

Our book recommendations for this episode are “Antietam: Essays on the 1862 Maryland Campaign” edited by Gary W. Gallagher and “The Antietam Campaign” edited by Gary W. Gallagher.

Members Episode #54

THE “HARPERS FERRY SKEDADDLERS”

Benjamin Franklin “Grimes” Davis (1832-1863)

In which we tell the story of the 1500 Federal cavalrymen who escaped from the Confederate trap at Harpers Ferry on the night of September 14/15, 1862.

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Civil War Podcast, Episode 197

ANTIETAM (Part the Twelfth)

Confederate dead in the Sunken Road.

Israel Bush Richardson (1815-1862)

In which we look at Round 2 of the fight for the Sunken Road, aka Bloody Lane, at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “The Gleam of Bayonets: The Battle of Antietam and Robert E. Lee’s Maryland Campaign, September 1862” by James V. Murfin.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 196

ANTIETAM (Part the Eleventh)

Confederate dead in Bloody Lane, looking east from the north bank.

In which we look at Round 1 in the fight for the Sunken Road, aka Bloody Lane, at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution” by Richard Slotkin.

Members Episode #53

STONEWALL JACKSON AT HARPERS FERRY (Part the Second)

Dixon Stansbury Miles (1804-1862)

In which we finish telling the story of Stonewall Jackson’s capture of Harpers Ferry on September 16, 1862.

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