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Civil War Podcast, Episode 191

ANTIETAM (Part the Sixth)

A battery of Pennsylvania light artillery on the Antietam battlefield. This photograph was taken two days after the battle. Note the dead horse in the foreground.

In which we look at the opening of the action at the Battle of Antietam on the morning of September 17, 1862.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “The Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Antietam” by Ronald H. Bailey and the Editors of Time-Life Books.\

Civil War Podcast, Episode 190

ANTIETAM (Part the Fifth)

Hugh Watson McNeil (1830-1862)

In which we take a closer look at the action late on Tuesday, September 16, 1862- on the eve of the great battle.

Our not-a-book recommendation for this episode is “Antietam Expedition Guide” by TravelBrains & The History Channel.

Members Episode #51

A DEADLY AFFAIR

Henry Walter Kingsbury (1836-1862)

David Rumph Jones (1825-1863)

In which we share the story of brothers-in-law, Confederate Major General DR Jones and Union Colonel Henry W. Kingsbury, who faced each other across Antietam Creek on September 17, 1862.

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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.