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

In which we start to look at the Battle of Fair Oaks, which took place outside Richmond on May 31 & June 1, 1862.

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In which we set the stage for the Battle of Fair Oaks, which took place outside Richmond over May 31-June 1, 1862.

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In which we look at the First Battle of Drewry's Bluff on May 15, 1862 and also discuss the slow but steady march of the Army of the Potomac up the Peninsula as it closes in on Richmond.

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In which we look at the engagement at Williamsburg on May 5, 1862 and the heavy skirmish at Eltham's Landing on May 7.

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In which we continue our discussion of the Peninsula Campaign and see that George McClellan won Yorktown as he always hoped- without a battle.

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Category:History -- posted at: 7:19pm MST

In which we hit the pause button on the action during the Peninsula Campaign and we talk about (1) McClellan's special bond with the men of the Army of the Potomac, (2) McClellan's suspicious arithmetic and the security of Washington, and (3) Lincoln's decision to withhold McDowell's corps from McClellan.

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In which we see the Army of the Potomac disembark at Fort Monroe and start its march up the Peninsula in April, 1862.

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In which we finish setting the stage for McClellan's Peninsula Campaign.

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In which we continue to set the stage for McClellan's Peninsula Campaign.

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In which we continue to lay out the background to McClellan's Peninsula Campaign.

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