The Civil War (1861-1865): A History Podcast

In which we wrap-up our discussion of the Battle of Fredericksburg, which took place on December 13, 1862.

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In which we look at the series of increasingly futile assaults the Federals launched against Marye's Heights at the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862.

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Category:History -- posted at: 5:59pm MDT

In which we switch our focus to the action on the northern part of the battlefield on December 13, 1862, as the Federals begin to launch a series of bloody, futile assaults against Marye's Heights.

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In which we look at the action on the southern portion of the Fredericksburg battlefield on December 13, 1862 as Meade's and Gibbon's divisions assaulted the Confederate line.


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In which we say this is Episode #234, but it's really Episode #233.

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Category:History -- posted at: 6:59pm MDT

In which we set the stage for Franklin's attack on the southern portion of the Confederate line on December 13, 1862.

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Category:History -- posted at: 5:32pm MDT

In which the Federals make a successful river crossing under fire, finish their bridges, fight through the streets of Fredericksburg, and then proceed to thoroughly ransack the town.


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Category:History -- posted at: 12:43pm MDT

In which, under the category "better late than never," we finally get this episode released. 

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Category:History -- posted at: 12:05pm MDT

In which Burnside's campaign starts to fall apart for lack of pontoons. Plus, Fighting Joe Hooker sends a friend request to Edwin Stanton.

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In which we look at Abraham Lincoln's need for a military victory to sustain emancipation as a war aim, and how that led to Burnside's winter offensive and the Battle of Fredericksburg (Virginia).

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Category:History -- posted at: 6:51pm MDT