Category Archives: 1862

Civil War Podcast, Episode 226

“AN AUGER TOO DULL TO TAKE HOLD”: LITTLE MAC IS SACKED

Lincoln and McClellan near Sharpsburg, Maryland in October, 1862.

In which we look at the story behind President Abraham Lincoln relieving Major General George B. McClellan of command of the Army of the Potomac in November, 1862.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “Lincoln’s Lieutenants: The High Command of the Army of the Potomac” by Stephen W. Sears.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 224

PRAIRIE GROVE (Part the Third)

Francis Jay Herron (1837-1902)

In which we look at the maneuvering that brought the armies to Prairie Grove (Arkansas), including the epic march of the Missouri Divisions to the battlefield.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “Civil War Logistics: A Study of Military Transportation” by Earl J. Hess.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 223

PRAIRIE GROVE (Part the Second)

John Sappington Marmaduke (1833-1887)

In which we continue to set the stage for Prairie Grove- by looking at the Battle of Cane Hill (Arkansas), which took place on November 28, 1862.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “Civil War Battlefields: Walking the Trails of History” by David T. Gilbert.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 220

CORINTH (Part the Third)

“Key to Corinth” by Keith Rocco, depicting Colonel William P. Rogers of the 2nd Texas leading an assault on Battery Robinett.

In which we look at the action at the Battle of Corinth (Mississippi), which took place on October 3 & 4, 1862.

Our book recommendation for this episode is a magazine back issue: Blue & Gray Magazine, Volume 19 Issue 6 (Summer 2002). Article “Corinth, Mississippi: Crossroads of the Western Confederacy” by Stacy D. Allen.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 217

IUKA

Lewis Henry Little (1817-1862)

In which we discuss the action at the Battle of Iuka (Mississippi), which took place on September 19, 1862.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “The Darkest Days of the War: The Battles of Iuka & Corinth” by Peter Cozzens.

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