Civil War Podcast, Episode 158

SEVEN DAYS’ BATTLES: OAK GROVE AND MECHANICSVILLE

Ambrose Powell Hill, Jr. (1825-1865)

Ambrose Powell Hill, Jr. (1825-1865)

In which we look at the first two battles of the Seven Days’ Campaign: Oak Grove (June 25, 1862) and Mechanicsville (June 26).

DavisLee

Our book recommendation for this episode is “Davis & Lee at War” by Steven E. Woodworth.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 157

LEE TAKES COMMAND

Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870)

Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870)

In which we set the stage for the Seven Days’ Battles (June 25- July 1, 1862) by looking at Jefferson Davis’s decision to appoint Robert E. Lee to command the Confederate army defending Richmond.

Lee and command

Our book recommendation for this episode isn’t a book! It’s The Great Courses’ “Robert E. Lee and His High Command,” which is a series of twelve lectures by Gary W. Gallagher.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 156

BACK TO THE PENINSULA…

Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-1891)

Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807-1891)

In which we review the important events of the Peninsula Campaign, up to the Battle of Fair Oaks (May 31- June 1, 1862), and Robert E. Lee’s appointment to command the Army of Northern Virginia.

Lib of Congress CW Desk Ref

Our book recommendation for this episode is “The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference” edited by Margaret E. Wagner, Gary W. Gallagher, and Paul Finkelman.

Member Episode #35

ENGLAND’S UNSUNG HERO OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Albert, Prince Consort (1819-1861)

Albert, Prince Consort (1819-1861)

In which we look at the dying Prince Albert’s intervention during the crisis over the Trent Affair.

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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.

PfanzEwell

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)

Samuel Sprigg Carroll (1832-1893)

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.