Category Archives: 1862

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.

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.

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.

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.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 195

ANTIETAM (Part the Tenth)

George Sears Greene (1801-1899)

In which we look at the last major combat on the northern part of the battlefield, as Greene’s Federals gain a foothold in the West Woods near the Dunker Church. With next week’s episode, the action shifts to the Sunken Road.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “The Maryland Campaign of September 1862” by Ezra A. Carman, edited & annotated by Thomas G. Clemens.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 194

ANTIETAM (Part the Ninth)

Edwin Vose Sumner (1797-1863)

In which we look at the ill-fated attack into the West Woods by John Sedgwick’s division of Sumner’s Second Corps at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862.

Clarissa “Clara” Harlowe Barton (1821-1912)

Our book recommendation for this episode is “A Field Guide to Antietam: Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and People” by Carol Reardon & Tom Vossler.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 193

ANTIETAM (Part the Eighth)

Joseph King Fenno Mansfield (1803-1862)

In which we look at the attack by Mansfield’s Twelfth Corps on the north end of the Confederate line on the morning of September 17, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam” by Stephen W. Sears.