Category Archives: 1862

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.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 192

ANTIETAM (Part the Seventh)

Dead Confederates, probably some of Starke’s Louisianans, where they fell along the Hagerstown Turnpike.

In which we continue our discussion of the attack by Hooker’s First Corps at the Battle of Antietam on the morning of September 17, 1862.

 

Our book recommendation for this episode is “Voices of the Civil War: Antietam” by the Editors of Time-Life Books.

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.

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.

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.