Category Archives: 1862

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.

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.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 181

LEE STRIKES NORTH

Standing on the Maryland shore of the Potomac, a Union scout takes aim at Lee’s army as they wade across the river on the night of September 4, 1862.

In which we discuss Robert E. Lee’s decision to strike north after Second Manassas, and the great events that awaited the outcome of his invasion of Maryland.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “Confederate Tide Rising: Robert E. Lee and the Making of Southern Strategy, 1861-1862” by Joseph L. Harsh.

 

Civil War Podcast, Episode 180

“BOYS, McCLELLAN IS BACK IN COMMAND OF THE ARMY AGAIN!”

In which we look at what happened in the aftermath of the Second Battle of Manassas, including Abraham Lincoln’s decision to put George McClellan in command of the merged Union armies in northern Virginia.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs- Lincoln’s General, Master Builder of the Union Army” by Robert O’Harrow Jr.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 179

SECOND MANASSAS (Part the Fourth)

In which we wrap up our discussion of the Second Battle of Manassas, which took place August 28-30, 1862.

Our book recommendations for this episode are “Second Manassas: Longstreet’s Attack and the Struggle for Chinn Ridge” by Scott C. Patchan and “He Hath Loosed the Fateful Lightning: The Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly) September 1, 1862” by Paul Taylor.

Civil War Podcast, Episode 178

SECOND MANASSAS (Part the Third)

James Longstreet (1821-1904)

In which we look at some of the action on Saturday, August 30, 1862, the third day of the Second Battle of Manassas.

Our book recommendation for this episode is “Summer Lightning: A Guide to the Second Battle of Manassas” by Matt Spruill III and Matt Spruill IV.