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Civil War Podcast, Episode 189

ANTIETAM (Part the Fourth)

Joseph Hooker (1814-1879)

In which we finish setting the stage for the Battle of Antietam, as we take the discussion right up to the eve of the battle.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862” by D. Scott Hartwig.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 188

ANTIETAM (Part the Third)

The Dunker Church at Antietam National Battlefield

In which we continue to set the stage for the Battle of Antietam, which took place on September 17, 1862.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “The Battle of Antietam: The Bloodiest Day” by Ted Alexander.

Members Episode #50

JUNKYARD IRONCLAD: THE STORY OF THE CSS ARKANSAS (Part the Second)

In which we finish telling the story of the short but dramatic career of the CSS Arkansas.

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Civil War Podcast, Episode 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.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “The Maps of Antietam: An Atlas of the Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign, Including the Battle of South Mountain, September 2-20, 1862” by Bradley M. Gottfried.

Our “bonus” recommendation for this episode is the Antietam Battlefield Map from the McElfresh Map Company.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 186

SOUTH MOUNTAIN (Part the Fourth) / ANTIETAM (Part the First)

William Buel Franklin (1823-1903)

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).

Our book recommendation for this episode is “Antietam 1862: The Civil War’s Bloodiest Day” by Norman S. Stevens.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 185

SOUTH MOUNTAIN (Part the Third)

Jesse Lee Reno (1823-1862)

In which we continue our look at the Battle of South Mountain, which took place on September 14, 1862.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “Unholy Sabbath: The Battle of South Mountain in History and Memory” by Brian Matthew Jordan.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 184

SOUTH MOUNTAIN (Part the Second)

Daniel Harvey Hill (1821-1899)

Samuel Garland Jr (1830-1862)

In which we start to look at the fighting at the Battle of South Mountain, which took place on September 14, 1862 and was an important milestone on the two armies’ road to Antietam.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “Lee’s Maverick General: Daniel Harvey Hill” by Hal Bridges.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 183

SOUTH MOUNTAIN (Part the First)

A rare photograph of Confederate troops on the march. Frederick, Maryland.

In which we discuss Napoleon’s victory over the Austrians at Castiglione in 1796. Oh, and we also talk about some Civil War stuff.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “The Battle of South Mountain” by John David Hoptak.

Members Episode #49

JUNKYARD IRONCLAD: THE STORY OF CSS ARKANSAS (Part the First)

In which we start to discuss the short but dramatic career of the rebel ironclad CSS Arkansas.

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Civil War Podcast, Episode 182

LEE’S SPECIAL ORDERS No. 191

Union troops on the march!

In which we look at the movements of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia after it crossed the Potomac River into Maryland.  We also discuss the reaction of George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac to the Confederate strike north. And we talk about Lee’s Special Orders No. 191.

Our “book recommendation” for this episode is the Winter 2016 issue of The Civil War Monitor magazine, which contains an article about the Lost Order by Stephen Sears.